This saddens me deeply.
I have written before about the apparent eagerness to prosecute soldiers, the string of cases that have been thrown out indicate that much of the eagerness is unfounded.
Cpl Payne has let his regiment and his colleagues down and I have little sympathy for him. It will be interesting to see how strong the cases against the others are. Was it really a case of culpability through the chain of command or an example of blamestorming?