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Military judge sets trial for March 17 in Nathaniel Cosby case

By William Cole

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LAST UPDATED: 12:32 p.m. HST, Nov 13, 2013


A Marine charged with murdering a prostitute after they met in Waikiki in May was arraigned this morning in a Kaneohe Bay military courtroom but reserved the right to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty until a later date.

Master Sgt. Nathaniel Cosby, 39, faces charges of unpremeditated murder, murder while engaging in an inherently dangerous act, voluntary manslaughter, obstructing justice, and attempting to patronize a prostitute.

The body of 29-year-old Ivanice "Ivy" Harris was found May 20 in kiawe brush near Yokohama Bay on the Waianae Coast.

Military judge Col. Jim Carberry said a trial date is set for March 17. Carberry also pointedly ordered that Cosby not be shackled while in the office of his defense council with his attorneys.

Cosby is being held in the brig on Ford Island. An explosive ordnance disposal specialist, Cosby had arrived in Hawaii from his duty station in Iwakuni, Japan on May 15 for a mission to China with the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command. 







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cojef wrote:
He is M/Sgt in the Marines with a unique military specialty, which the Service provided to this individual at great cost. Sad it is for naught. One would think that he would certainly have acquired the discipline that Marine instll in each recruit. Sad it is for naught, and mostly for the loss of this young woman who was hopefully beginning a new life. However, one more time did her in.
on November 13,2013 | 10:44AM
COlohe1 wrote:
why did he come to Hawaii at all? If the mission he was on was going to China, wouldn't it have made sense for the mission to stop at Iwakuni to pick him up on their way to China? would have saved some $$$ and possibly a life !!!
on November 13,2013 | 11:46AM
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