Law and Order

ELLSWORTH AIRMAN FACES MURDER CHARGE

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – An airman first class assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing will face a general court-martial scheduled to begin on May 30, 2018.

Airman 1st Class David E. MacDonald is facing one charge in violation of Article 118, of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, for murder. The charge is in relation to the death of his infant son on Nov. 7, 2016. An Article 32, pretrial hearing, occurred at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, Oct. 26, 2017.

The convening authority directed referral of the charge to a general court-martial, after the Article 32 hearing.

Military members under investigation or facing court-martial for any offense, are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The Air Force and the 28th Bomb Wing takes all criminal allegations seriously and pursues appropriate action through the military justice system.

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