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  • How in the bloody blue hell did Poe get convicted of murder? His pregnant wife was threatened by a bunch of thugs in a bar parking lot. That should have been an open-and-shut case of self defense, military training or not.
    • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118880/faq
      • There are multiple problems with that explanation. First off, a guilty plea is accompanied by a full confession of the alleged crime and its circumstances from the defendant, which would contain precisely the 'evidence of self-defense' that that FAQ claims was never be introduced. Second: a judge cannot use evidence from a defendant's statement during a plea-bargain against that defendant while simultaneously reneging on the terms of the plea.
    • Alternate and/or additional explanation to the above: Anti-military biased judge.
      • In addition to wholly incompetent defense attorney, given that all of this stuff is obvious appeals court bait.