Devin Kelley’s Air Force punishment exposes flaws with military justice, observers say - The Washington Post

The Washington Post| Sun Nov 12 16:00:06 EST 2017
Before Devin Kelley murdered 26 people, including children, in Sutherland Springs, Tex., the Air Force knew he should be kept far from the reach of a gun. But the service failed to report his domestic violence conviction to the FBI, a move that would have restricted him from buying and owning firearms. Kelley spent a year in jail for crushing his young stepson’s skull, assaulting his wife and making other threats, crimes for which he received a bad-conduct discharge from the military — one step below a dishonorable discharge, the harshest title that can be applied in separating those who break the law while in uniform. Now, in the wake of last Sun..

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