Update: Sailor sentenced in military court for fatal Norfolk crash
Update:Petty Officer Richard Freeman has been sentenced to 6 years of confinement , reduction to E1, and a dishonorable discharge.
Petty Officer Richard Freeman, who was acquitted in a civilian court last year after a fatal crash in Norfolk, was tried in a military court and found guilty on Tuesday.
He was held in a General Court Martial in the Uniform Code of Military Justice and found guilty on three specifications of Article 111 and two of article 134.
He is now facing dishonorable discharge, confinement of 9 years, reduction in rank to E1, and total forfeiture of pay and allowance.
He was tried in civilian court and again for the same crime in military court, but because military is a federal court, it is not double jeopardy.