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JACKSONVILLE, NC (WWAY) — Should a Marine accused of savagely beating a Surf City cab driver be allowed to leave the state? That’s the question an Onslow County judge was faced with at a bond hearing this morning.

Three months after the brutal assault of driver Charles Hawkesworth caught on camera, Marine Gunnery Sgt. John Adam Kinosh was back in court today asking a judge to help him seek help.

At a bond hearing Kinosh’s commanding officer testified that alcoholism, PTSD and a brain injury suffered in battle were the cause of his violent outburst in September and that Kinosh had been seeking counseling.

Since the attack Kinosh has been removed from his role as an instructor at Marine Special Operations Command Stone Bay, but his commanding officer testified that he was a model Marine.

A letter from the commander of Marine Special Operations helped sway the judge to allow Kinosh to seek a month-long inpatient therapy at a facility in either Virginia or Texas with some restrictions. The court authorized a 28-day stay at an approved facility if the Marine Corps provides Kinosh an escort to and from the facility and makes weekly visits to ensure Kinosh stays there. He must also report to base authorities on a regular basis about where he is and his progress in therapy.

When Kinosh is done with the program, he must return to Camp Lejeune. If Kinosh leaves the facility cannot complete his treatment, his bond will be revoked and he will be extradited back to the Onslow County Jail.

Neither Kinosh nor Hawkesworth would talk to reporters after court.

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GregPB
2016 years 2 months ago

What is the current status of this case. Is the P.O.S. ever going to go on trial?

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PerfectScapegoat
2016 years 2 months ago

Is this bastard gonna walk after a slap on the wrist and some psychobabble sessions?

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PublicAvenger
2016 years 2 months ago

This bully not only gets a ‘Slap On The Wrist’. He will also benefit from his criminal behavior.”Disabled”, my foot! He’s probably grinning all the way to the bank.

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MO
2016 years 2 months ago

COWARD! There are hundreds of thousands of vets with PTSD and many of them drink. No excuse for this cowardly act. Make him responsible for his behavior both by the military and the state. NO EXCUSES! Won’t bother saying what I personally would do to him. Pathetic excuse from a COWARD who can’t man up. One day you will get a fair fight and the following day you will meet your maker COWARD!!!!

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Marine
2016 years 2 months ago

I am a Marine who has served for near 20 years with two years spent deployed in combat zones. I just want that out there before the trolls start firing.
Item one. Someone has posted that Kinosh should be stripped of his medals. I don’t agree. The medals he has are from past honorable service and have nothing to do with the crime he committed.
Item two. Based on the information in the article, the treatment he was seeking was not for PTSD only, but for traumatic brain injury (TBI). Not a… Read more »

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