Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban
Free Consultations: (888) 351-1038
Blog

Podcast Features Don Marcari’s Reflections on the David Cox GITMO Trial

On an episode of Cold Traces, a popular true crime podcast that investigates unresolved cases, attorney Don Marcari was asked to provide his recollections of the 1986 trial in which he represented David Cox, a young U.S. Marine stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, facing court-martial and whose violent death eight years later leaves many questions unanswered. In the Guantanamo Bay case, a team of young Navy JAG lawyers, including Marcari and Debbie Sorkin, sister of screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, successfully defended Cox and other Marines against charges of attempted murder. Cox received an honorable discharge from the Marine Corps after completing his time in service. That case became the basis for the film A Few Good Men, whose screenplay was written by Aaron Sorkin.

When A Few Good Men was released in 1992, Cox and five other Marines involved in the 1986 trial began to explore their legal options against the film’s producer Castle Rock, whom they alleged had used their story without permission. Thrust into the limelight, Cox made statements about Marines' conduct at Guantanamo Bay that raised eyebrows, including a 1993 statement that “We were out there on the fence line, shooting at Cubans trying to instigate a war….” Eleven months later, Cox disappeared under mysterious circumstances. His body was later found in a wooded area; he’d been shot four times execution style.

More than 20 years after his death, speculation lingers as to whether Cox’s mysterious death was linked to those derogatory statements he made about his time in the Marine Corps. You can listen to the episode of Cold Traces featuring Mr. Marcari here. You’ll also find links to the other episodes in the Cox series.

Attorney Don Marcari is a founding partner at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban. The firm represents victims of personal injury in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, and veterans throughout the country who’ve been denied disability benefits. Call us at (888) 351-1038 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

What our clients say
Reviews
Reviews
  • google
    5.0/5.0

    This law firm was very helpful with my claim. katie Hart the paralegal was very helpful with getting evidence to the VA and always answered any question I ask. Very good people to work with.

    Read more

    Dannial Tanner

  • facebook
    5.0/5.0

    I am so grateful for their help in my settlement after I broke thumb. They are so friendly and easy to work with. This firm was a blessing for me as a single mom. I dont think I could ever thank them enough!

    Read more

    Erin Plus Bug

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    No description provided

    Read more

    Charles Hagler

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    No description provided

    Read more

    Chuck Farley

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    I hardly leave reviews but I called in to get information about this firm and I couldn’t be happier with the way the young lady on the phone helped me ! If I could leave 10 starts I would!

    Read more

    Chris Guity

See all reviews
Get excellent legal representation at an office close to you.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Call for free consultation

888-351-10338


Questions?

Our trained operators are ready to assist.

Start Chat
Offices serving the Carolinas, the Virginias & Florida

Available 24/7 — We’ll come to you

View all locations
back to top