Article 32 Hearing Date Set in Marine Recruit Death - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

08/01/05

Article 32 Hearing Date Set in Marine Recruit Death

A Parris Island drill instructor is facing charges in the drowning death of a Marine recruit. Charges are being brought against 26-year-old Staff Sgt. Nadya Lopez in the drowning death of Pvt. Jason Tharp during training at Parris Island.

Staff Sgt. Lopez is being charged with negligent homicide, assault, and failure to obey an order or regulation.

An Article 32 hearing will be held on Thursday at Parris Island to see if there is enough evidence to hold a court-martial.

Reported by: Liz Flynn, lflynn@wtoc.com

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