Cpl Thomas was sentenced today, 20Jul07, to a bad-conduct discharge, and reduction to E-1. He was found guilty of kidnapping and conspiracy to commit murder. The Government had sought 15 years confinement.
For charges of this magnitude, this seems like a low sentence, as compared with other courts-martial for the same offenses. The members would have taken into account that he served over 500 days in pretrial confinement, but it still seems low. His service in Iraq and other mitigating evidence must have swung the members in his favor.