One Charge Dropped in Recruit Drowning Court-Martial - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

01/05/06

One Charge Dropped in Recruit Drowning Court-Martial

A Parris Island drill instructor facing a court-martial for the death of a recruit has one less charge. Marine Staff Sgt. Nadia Lopez is still facing charges of negligent homicide in connection with the drowning death of Pvt. Jason Tharp last February.

However a military judge dismissed charges of failure to obey orders. Staff Sgt. Lopez's court-martial is scheduled for next month.

Reported by: Jaime Dailey, jdailey@wtoc.com

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