No bail in the military. He was in pretrial confinement. Then he was released from pretrial confinement into pretrial "restraint," meaning he was confined to the limits of the base. That was eventually lifted as well, but from what I gather he did enough time in the actual brig to count against the sentence (time spent in restraint, as opposed to confinement, doesn't count).ZekeB wrote: ↑Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:52 pmSentenced to four months with credit for time served. Reduced in rank from E-7 to E-6. (I doubt he'll make Chief again). His attorney says that he will be retiring. At least he gets to retire. I don't know what it will cost him to retire at a reduced rank, but I'd suspect something easily in the five figures over the life of his retirement.
Question for Maybenaut: The military has no bond/bail system? I couldn't see him high-tailing out of the country while awaiting trial.
I think the reason he was in pretrial confinement, then pretrial restraint, was because on the original charge sheet he was charged with obstruction of justice by trying to intimidate witnesses (I think -- it's been awhile since I read it). So they weren't really worried that he would abscond; they were worried that they couldn't control him while he awaited trial.
He doesn't necessarily get to retire. He only has 19 years in. If they can convene an administrative separation board in time, and convince the board he should be separated, he can be tossed without a retirement. I think that's unlikely, though. The Navy lost this case when they (a) lost the murder charge and (b) didn't get a BCD at sentencing.