Former Sailor Who Threatened Suicide With Homemade Gun Admitted To Veterans Treatment Court

In continuing coverage, the Military Times (2/29, McMichael) “Scoop Deck” blog reports that a “welcome compromise was reached Monday in federal court in Roanoke, Va., when prosecutors agreed that a Navy veteran of the Persian Gulf War who called a suicide hotline last year and threatened to kill himself with a homemade gun would not be prosecuted if he completes mandatory counseling.”

Under the “agreement, Sean Duvall will be admitted to a state Veterans Treatment Court. The concept, akin to drug treatment courts, offers vets with war-related mental health conditions counseling and treatment alternatives in the context of a highly disciplined environment.”

Related Links:

— “Deal avoids prosecution for former sailor who threatened suicide with homemade gun,”Bill McMichael , MilitaryTimes, February 28, 2012.

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