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AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy — An airman assigned to the 31st Maintenance Squadron was acquitted of negligent homicide in a general court-martial last month.

Airman 1st Class Paul Mullins was the driver of a vehicle that crashed early in the morning on Feb. 15, 2004, about 15 miles southwest of the base near the community of Ponte Della Muda. Airman 1st Class Paul Hawkins was killed in the single-car accident, and two others were treated at local hospitals and released.

Mullins entered a not-guilty plea to the charges and the jury agreed, according to a document released by the base public affairs office.


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