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January 2016
Tim Bilecki

Bilecki Exonerates Soldier Fighting for His Friend’s Life From Stabbing Charges

Three Victim Stabbing – Aggravated Assault with Intent to Inflict Grievous Bodily Harm
Yongsan Army Base, Korea
Army E-4
Full Acquittal — Not Guilty of All Charges and Specifications.

In this general court martial case in Korea, an 8th Army Soldier was charged with stabbing three individuals at the UN Club in Itaewon, Korea.

He was at the club when his battle buddy got jumped by a group of thugs and was beaten down inside the club. The E-4 pulled a knife and took out the guys who started the brawl, saving his friend from a serious beating.

The Soldier was subsequently charged with the three stabbings and retained Tim Bilecki, an Article 128 UCMJ aggravated assault attorney in Korea. Bilecki’s defense team utilized the CCTV footage from the club, along with other evidence and testimony, to show that his actions were done in self-defense and self-defense of another person.

Essentially, the Soldier reasonably feared that his friend was in danger of loss of life or grievous bodily harm and used the force necessary (a knife in this case) to defend his friend.

The jury deliberated for approximately 5 hours and fully acquitted our client.

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