FULL ACQUITTAL, NOT GUILTY to ALL Charges and Specifications. NO Federal Conviction, NO Confinement.
April 4, 2017, U.S. v. E-4, United States Navy, Washington Navy Yards, D.C. Hospital Corpsman (HM3) is charged with multiple specifications of domestic violence under Article 128 for assault and battery, to include holding a knife to the throat of his girlfriend, dislocating her shoulder by throwing her down, slamming her face against the dashboard of a car multiple times, and dragging her from a parked car by her hair and then proceeding to whip her with the strap of her purse. He is also charged with wrongfully damaging the tires of a second alleged victim. Charges are preferred and he retains Mr. Gapasin to represent him. At trial, Gapasin aggressively cross-examines the girlfriend, revealing that she lied to NCIS numerous times, even falsely wearing a sling to give credibility to her story even though her shoulder really was not dislocated. Gapasin reveals girlfriend's true motives for revenge and to ruin client's career with false allegations of assault. She admits to several lies from the stand and even storms off the witness stand and out of the courtroom while undergoing Gapasin's cross-examination. When she returns, text messages reveal girlfriend's intent to “have no mercy” and to ruin his career. Under cross-examination by Gapasin, she fully admits, “I didn't care about my credibility then, I don't care about my credibility now.” RESULT: FULL ACQUITTAL, NOT GUILTY to ALL Charges and Specifications. NO Federal Conviction, NO Confinement.