Matters in extenuation. RCM 1001(c)(1)(A)

uscourtmartiallawyers39Explains circumstances surrounding commission of the offense, including those reasons that do not constitute a legal justification or excuse.

  • United States v. Loya , 49 M.J. 104 (1998). Evidence of quality of medical care was relevant evidence in extenuation and mitigation for an accused convicted of negligent killing, inasmuch as such evidence might reduce the appellant’s blame.
  • Matters in mitigation.