So NMCCA’s ruling in Parker is probably the final word in the case. If so, the decision will take the last Marine off of military death row at the USDB’s Special Housing Unit (SHU). Five men will remain– four Soldiers and one Airman. The last time the Marine Corps carried out an execution was in 1817. No member of the Department of the Navy has been executed since 1849 when two Sailors from EWING were hanged for mutiny aboard one of the ship’s longboats.
Counting Parker, 9 of the 11 (81.8%) military death penalty cases that have completed direct appeal have been reversed.