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Former Lackland instructor heads to court-martial

Charged with cruelty towards trainees

A Lackland airman is dead after he collapsed during training Thursday night.
A Lackland airman is dead after he collapsed during training Thursday night.

The court martial trial for Staff Sgt.  Annamarie D. Ellis at Joint Base San Antonio  Lackland will begin on Monday.

Staff Sgt. Ellis, of the 559th Aerospace Medicine Squadron is charged with maltraining and maltreating basic trainees, cruelty and maltreatment of basic trainees, and obstruction of justice. 

Ellis is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.