This five-member court panel had their heads screwed on tight. They did the right thing. If Capt.Semrau had been found guilty of murder, it would have been gross injustice.... even by the deplorable Canadian justice standards and even though this trial was conducted by a military court. First and above all, the trial was highly questionable because the body of the taliban fighter was never found. Only in a world gone completely bonkers do we get to see unrealistic dramas such as these while we watch like in a nightmare.
An unprecedented court martial has found Canadian Forces Capt. Robert Semrau not guilty of murder in a battlefield shooting in Afghanistan.
He was convicted on the lesser military charge of disgraceful conduct.
The five-member court panel, the equivalent of a military jury, spent two and a half days considering the case against the 36-year-old officer.....