Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! via Soldier Says Ordered to Delete Fort Hood Video.
Fort Hood, TX – A soldier who recorded the terror of last year’s deadly shooting rampage in Fort Hood using his cell phone was ordered by an officer to delete both videos, a military court heard Friday.
Under cross examination, Pfc. Lance Aviles told an Article 32 hearing that his noncommissioned officer ordered him to destroy the two videos on Nov. 5, the same day that a gunman let loose a volley of bullets inside a processing center at the Texas Army post.
The footage could have been vital evidence at the military hearing to decide if Maj. Nidal Hasan should stand trial in the shootings. The 40-year-old American-born Muslim has been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder.
Any lawyers out there? Is destroying evidence not a crime? What about ordering evidence destroyed? Techies – is the video recoverable? On a network server somewhere at the phone company? Did he even delete it?