LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A judge has ordered a year of supervised probation of a central Indiana soldier who lost his lower right leg during an attack in Afghanistan in connection with gunfire at a bar the day before a planned homecoming parade for him.
A Tippecanoe County jury in August convicted Eric Braman of misdemeanor charge of handgun possession without a license but acquitted him of more serious charges for firing a gun outside a Lafayette bar in August 2011. One man was wounded by debris.
The Journal & Courier reports (http://on.jconline.com/Uwazda ) Judge Gregory Donat said he believed Braman reacted like a soldier on alert and ordered him to not drink alcohol or visit bars while on probation.
Braman told the judge he's been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and is seeing therapists.