Major may get jail time despite despite beating manslaughter charge

Major Darryl Watts, a Calgary reservist, and his lawyer Balfour Der walk through Mewata Armoury to...

Major Darryl Watts, a Calgary reservist, and his lawyer Balfour Der walk through Mewata Armoury to Watts' ongoing court martial proceedings in Calgary, Alta. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Watts faces a court martial in relation to the friendly fire death of a soldier in at a training range in Afghanistan two years ago. Lyle Aspinall/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency

Kevin Martin, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:51 PM ET

CALGARY -- Army reservist Maj. Darryl Watts still faces a possible jail term, despite a military jury clearing him Tuesday of the most serious charge he faces.

Following the verdict, defence lawyer Balfour Der said he expects court martial prosecutors will seek prison for his client.

"I'm fairly certain the prosecution will seek jail and seek his dismissal (from the military)," Der said, after a five-member panel of senior officers found Watts guilty of unlawfully causing bodily harm. "We're going to fight like hell against that," Der said.


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