December 4, 2012
Major may get jail time despite despite beating manslaughter charge
By Kevin Martin, QMI Agency
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.