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SAN ANTONIO  — A jury has found an Air Force sergeant guilty of twice raping a recruit he was training two decades ago at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

The San Antonio Express-News reported that the jury on Thursday also found Air Force Master Sgt. Michael Silva guilty in a February 2007 rape of a woman, another member of the military, in Wyoming. During sentencing, he could get up to life in prison without parole.

U.S. Army - Fort Hood

 

The gunman who went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in 2009 may get a new attorney to handle his appeals, a step that could delay the complicated appellate process further.

Nidal Hasan has been on death row since his 2012 conviction for the attack at Fort Hood that killed 13 people.

Military judge Col. Tara Osborn presided over a hearing Thursday morning at Fort Leavenworth to address issues concerning Hasan’s appeals process. Those issues included the matter of Hasan’s legal representation.

FORT WORTH — Fort Hood did not have a system in place that could have anticipated a deadly rampage last April that left four soldiers dead and 16 wounded, according to a U.S. Army report released Friday.

There were no clear warnings that Spc. Ivan Lopez would go on a two-block shooting spree before killing himself on April 2, the report concluded. It also said Lopez’s supervisors would have had difficulty recognizing any personal problems leading up to the attack.

Eileen Pace

The sound of a Air Force plane landing is something the residents of Seguin haven’t heard in a long time. After circling in formation, pilots with the 560th Flying Training Squadron set down in a single T-38C Talon on the brand new landing strip at the Seguin, Texas airport.

U.S. Army / Fort Hood Press Center

 

Update, 2 p.m. Wed., Jan. 14:

FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a soldier who was found deceased Jan. 13 in his off-post residence in Killeen, Texas. Bell County Justice of the Peace Bill Cook pronounced him deceased at 8:26 a.m.

Spc. Kendrick Vernell Sneed, 24, whose home of record is listed as Bossier City, Louisiana, entered active-duty service in June 2009 as automated logistics specialist. He was assigned to 62nd Engineer Company, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, since June 2012.

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