Wednesday, March 23, 2011
A Coast Guard petty officer will spend three months in the brig for his role in piloting a boat involved in a collision in San Diego Bay that killed an 8-year-old boy.
A military jury on Wednesday gave Petty Officer 3rd Class Paul Ramos the maximum sentence after he was convicted of dereliction of duty for failure to conduct a risk assessment.
Jurors acquitted the 22-year-old Ramos of the most serious charge he faced - involuntary manslaughter - and three other charges in the crash.
He also got a reduction in rank and pay.