Former USS Fitzgerald CO Benson Vows to Take Collision Case to Trial

May 16, 2018 6:25 pm news.usni.org
Former USS Fitzgerald CO Benson Vows to Take Collision Case to Trial

The former commander of the U.S. warship involved in a fatal collision off the coast of Japan last year is vowing to take his case to court-martial and is accusing Navy leadership of trying him in the press before his trial. Former USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) commander Cmdr. Bryce Benson will not seek a plea deal on charges of hazarding a vessel, dereliction of duty and negligent homicide and intends to…

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