An airman has been convicted of negligent homicide and received the maximum sentence for running over a fellow airman in a Humvee during training at Fort Bragg last summer in a summary court-martial.
Staff Sgt. Gabriel A. Rosa of the 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron pleaded guilty Wednesday in the death of Staff Sgt. Timothy Wright. He was sentenced to a reduced rank of senior airman, forfeiture of two-thirds pay for one month and restriction to Fort Bragg for 60 days.
Rosa, 30, was charged by Col. Kenneth Moss, commander of the 43rd Airlift Group.
Rosa has seven days to provide the court with a request for clemency or mitigating factors that could be considered by Moss as he makes the final decision on the charge. The charge is not complete until Moss approves it.
Col. Adam Oler, summary court officer, accepted Rosa's plea before sentencing him just after 1:30 p.m.
The summary court-martial comes about a month after Col. Elizabeth Shaw, commander of the 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, was relieved of command. Lt. Col. Russ Frantz, the squadron's chief nurse, is the interim commander of the unit.
Additionally, seven other people received adverse action stemming from the Air Force's investigation into the death of Wright.
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