Thursday, July 29, 2010

Robert Semrau Sentencing Sept 9

Rob Semrau - will be sentenced in early September according to the Toronto Star online . Here's hoping the delay will work in his favor

The military judge has been urged to choose between sentencing Semrau to two years less a day in military prison plus release from the armed forces and simply reducing his rank along with a severe reprimand.

Semrau’s defence lawyer argued earlier Tuesday rather than jailing him for shooting the Taliban combatant it would be more appropriate to demote the 36-year-old captain a rank or two plus have a severe reprimand put on his file.

Speaking to his client’s court martial sentencing hearing, Maj. Steve Turner said Semrau is far too good a soldier to go to jail and be drummed out of the service as recommended by the prosecution.

Please keep praying with us for Rob to receive a minimal sentence!

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