Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

2 Bumps

if your in the military and you murdered someone, dont you suffer the same consequences as in the real world?

like prison time?

what would happen if you killed a guy lieing next to you?


Asked by americansugar80 at 7:38 AM on Sep. 23, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

Level 22 (12,423 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (9)
  • Not a problem :-)

    In the situation you described, they would be charged with murder, go to a military prison, etc.

    I should also mention, military prison time tends to be MUCH harder than civilian prison...

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 8:14 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • It's going to depend. If they killed someone while they were in a combat zone - enemy combatant, etc, and were then said to have wrongly killed them (like, they surrendered first, etc) - then you would face court martial (military court), and military prison time, followed by dishonorable discharge - if you weren't given life or sentenced to death. If you were to have killed a military member on a military installation or in a combat zone - same thing.

    If you killed a civilian or military member "out in town" - like you lived off base and killed your spouse, neighbor, etc - then you would be turned over to civilian authorities and treated like a civilian, same penalties - but you're also dishonorably discharged of course.

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 7:56 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Interesting.........

    Answer by itsallabtthem84 at 7:41 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • cont

    Now, if you're talking about you're being shot at, you're in a combat zone, and you shoot back and kill someone, well, as hard as it is, that's the nature of war - kill or be killed.

    If you're talking about you're in a combat situation, in a firefight, and you kill someone in friendly fire or they were caught in the cross fire, as long as the investigation doesn't show that you were negligent or weren't able to avoid it, or that it was "just one of those things" so to speak, then nothing is going to happen to you legally - again, it's horrible, but sometimes it happens in combat...

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 7:59 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • I would say no. It's kill or be killed out there

    Answer by CassyzMom at 7:52 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • opps

    Answer by mama2my2boys at 7:52 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • ok thank you. i was wondering because there's a debate going on, on facebook about the military passing the gay law but it didnt and someone said if they did leave in gays, they could be murdered and so i question as to if you were a military man and murdered someone in the same room or one of your men...wouldnt it be the same.

    Comment by americansugar80 (original poster) at 8:04 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • i guess i should of explained it better :)

    Comment by americansugar80 (original poster) at 8:07 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • That would depend on if they consider hate crimes the same in the military. I assume the basic premis would be the same.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:19 AM on Sep. 23, 2010