Three of the Marines have already been ordered to a court-martial: Sgt. Albert R. Rodriguez-Martinez, charged with two counts of assault and one of lying; Lance Cpl. Andrew D. Rodney, charged with assault; and Lance Cpl. Konstantin Mikholap, charged with lying and two counts of assault.
The other Marines are charged but awaiting an Article 32 hearing, similar to a civilian grand jury, which will decide whether they will stand trial.
They are Paulus, charged with negligent homicide, assault, lying, cruelty and two counts of dereliction of duty; Hernandez, charged with negligent homicide, cruelty, dereliction of duty and three counts of assault; Roy, charged with two counts of dereliction of duty, one count of cruelty and five counts of assault; Sgt. Gary Pittman, five counts of assault and two of dereliction of duty; and Maj. William F. Vickers, charged with dereliction of duty.
Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, negligent homicide carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a dishonorable discharge. It is the least severe charge that can be levied against someone accused of causing the death of another.