Darryl Watts

Calgary Soldier Convicted In Fatal Training Accident Wins Appeal

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.19.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A Calgary soldier convicted for his part in a deadly training accident in Afghanistan has won his appeal and hopes that a "long and difficul...

Convicted Soldier Appeals Sentence In Deadly Training Incident

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The lawyer for a reservist argued before a court martial appeal panel Friday that his client's conviction in a fatal training accident in Af...

Training Turns To Tragedy: Death On An Afghanistan Firing Range

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada Alberta

It was supposed to be a training day on the weapons range, away from the usual threats of a war zone.It ended in bloodshed. One Canadian soldier dead ...

The Wrong Sentence And Conviction?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A veteran Canadian Forces reservist convicted for his role in a deadly training accident in Afghanistan will appeal both his sentence and co...

Mother Of Dead Alberta Soldier Says Her Life Is Over

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada Alberta

SHILO, Man. - The mother of a soldier killed in a training accident in Afghanistan broke down Tuesday as she told a court martial her life is over."Wh...

WATCH: Convicted Calgary Soldier Sentenced

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A Canadian Forces reservist has avoided jail for his role in a deadly training accident in Afghanistan and is being allowed to stay in the m...

Darryl Watts Sentencing: Military Judge To Decide Fate Of Convicted Calgary Soldier

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Veteran Canadian Forces officer Maj. Darryl Watts, who was convicted in a deadly training accident in Afghanistan, is to learn his fate Wedn...

Prosecution Wants Jail For Convicted Reservist

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - It's now up to a military judge to decide if a reservist convicted in a deadly training accident in Afghanistan is a man with no remorse who...

Sentencing Arguments Begin For Maj. Darryl Watts

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.15.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Janet Baker says her life ended the day her son died in a training accident in Afghanistan nearly three years ago.The mother of Cpl. Josh Ba...

Retired Soldier Backs Watts

CBC | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada Alberta

Mike Vernon, a retired lieutenant colonel, said he is disappointed in the verdict, but not surprised. "I don't think Darryl Watts is responsible fo...

Jury Continues To Deliberate

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A fourth day of deliberations will be required to determine the fate of a Calgary reservist charged following a fatal training mishap in Afg...

Fate Now In The Hands Of Military Jury

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The fate of a Canadian reservist charged in a fatal training accident in Afghanistan has been placed in the hands of a military jury.Maj. Da...

Failed To Protect His Soldiers, Court Hears

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A military prosecutor says a Calgary reservist turned a blind eye to safety standards and abdicated his duty as a leader during a training e...

Calgary Soldier Accused Of Manslaughter Takes Stand

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A reservist charged in a fatal accident in Afghanistan says he had never been trained on a device that killed one soldier and wounded four o...

Prosecution Rests But Still No Closer To Knowing What Went Wrong

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada Alberta

After two solid weeks of presenting evidence and building a case against Calgary soldier Maj. Darryl Watts, who stands accused of manslaughter, the pr...

Soldier Wounded In Afghanistan Thought Taliban Were Attacking

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A soldier wounded during a fatal training accident in Afghanistan more than two years ago says he thought his platoon was under attack by th...

Soldiers Understood The Risks

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.15.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The dangers of the Claymore anti-personnel mine were made abundantly clear to soldiers at an Afghanistan training range before an accident t...

WATCH: Accident Aftermath Shown At Calgary Court Martial

Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada Alberta

A video shot shortly after a fatal explosion that killed Cpl. Joshua Baker was shown as an exhibit in the opening day of the court martial trial of Ca...

Calgary Soldier Charged With Manslaughter Pleads Not Guilty

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A military prosecutor says a reservist is guilty of "wanton, reckless disregard" in the death of a Canadian Forces soldier in Afghanistan tw...

Court Martial For Calgary Reservist Begins After Fatal Training Accident In Afghanistan

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.10.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The lawyer for a Canadian soldier charged after a landmine explosion killed a colleague on a training range in Afghanistan says his client i...