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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

1Nednesdoy, April 17, 1974

THE MiCHIGAN DAILY Wednesday, April 17, 1974
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The Spontaneity of Organized Movement

Lt.

Calley's

20 year sentence cut in half

APRIL 17-8:00 p.m.
AT THE

UNION

GALLERY

1st floor Michigan Union

WASHINGTON (M)-Citing "miti-
gating circumstances," Secretary
of the Army Howard Callaway yes-
terday cut in half Lt. William Cal-
ley's 20-year prison sentence for
the massacre of Vietnamese civil-
ians at My Lai.
As a result, Calley will be elig-
ible for parole in less than six
months, Army officials said yester-
day.
President Nixon will now review
the case, and although he cannot
increase the sentence again, he
could cut it further or allow it to
stand.
AFTER REVIEWING the case
for two months, Callaway technio-
ally upheld the 20-year prison sen-
tence, forfeiture of all pay and
Calley's dismissal from the serv-
ice.
But, at the same time, he ex-
tended clemency in remitting half

the 20-year sentence, saying: f
"There are mitigating circum-
stances indicating Lt. Calley may
have sincerely believed that he
was acting in accordance with the
orders he had received and that
he was not aware of his responsi-
bility to refuse such an illegal or-
der."
In Columbus, Ga., Calley's ci-
vilian attorney, Kenneth Henson,
said he was disappointed that Cal-
laway upheld both the sentence
and the conviction.
"WE WERE hopeful of receiving
full clemency and we're still hope-
ful that the President of the United
States will exonerate Lt. Calley,"
Henson said. "We don't think jus-
tice will be achieved until he is
completely and totally exonerat-
ed."
In a separate action through the
civil courts, Calley has appealed

his original conviction on murder
charges, and the appeal is pending
in U. S. District Court in Colum-
bus, Ga. Henson said he does not
expect a hearing to be set before
May or June.
Callaway said, "My decision
here must serve the requirements
of justice, meet the legitimate
needs for sanction against such
conduct by individual soldiers, and
. . . accord Lt. Calley an oppor-
tunity to return to society as a pro-
ductive member."
The Army secretary, while eas-
ing the sentence, already reduced
once from life imprisonment, said
"There is no reasonable doubt in
my mind that he perpetrated the
acts for which he stands convict-
ed." He added that these acts
"cannot be condoned or forgotten."
CALLEY, who commanded a
platoon which swept through the

My Lai hamlet on March 16, 1968
was given a life sentence by a
court-martial on March 31, 1971
after it convicted him of premedi-
tated murder of at least 22 Vietna-
mese civilians and assault with in-
tent to murder a Vietnamese child..
Calley was confined to his apart-
ment at Ft. Benning, Ga., pend-
ing review of his appeal.
Nearly five months after his con-
viction, Lt. Gen. Albert Connor,
then commander of the Third Ar-
my, reduced Calley's prison sen-
tence to 20 years.
THE U. S. COURT of Military
Appeals and the Army Court of
Military Review both upheld Cal-
ley's conviction and sentence.
In February, a federal judge or-
dered Calley freed from house ar-
rest on $1,000 bond after his attor-
neys argued he presented no dan-
ger to society.

As of the time Calley was re-
leased on bond, Feb. 27, he had
been confined two years, 10 months
and 11 days, according to Army
calculations. Since he can be pa-
roled after serving one-third of his
.sentence, Army officers say he
will be eligible in less than six
months.

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