Saturday, December 19, 2015

Purple Heart, TBI, PTSD Afghanistan Veteran on Trial?

Lawyer: Framingham man charged in assaults needs help, not jail
Metro West Daily News
By Norman Miller/Daily News Staff
Posted Dec. 18, 2015

FRAMINGHAM – The lawyer for a man accused of threatening to shoot police after a domestic dispute on Wednesday said a Framingham District Court judge’s decision on Thursday to hold him without bail is wrong.

Daniel R. McNulty, 31, a Purple Heart recipient, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after receiving a traumatic brain injury while serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, his lawyer Michael Brennan said. Instead of jail, McNulty needs treatment, he said.

“He clearly needs help and I feel the judge had it wrong,” Brennan said after McNulty’s dangerousness hearing. “When someone who served his country needs help, they should get that help.”

Brennan said McNulty served in the military from 2011-2013. He was injured when when a roadside bomb exploded.
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