Keith Maupin, father of the late Army Staff Sgt. Matt Maupin, checks into his flight Monday at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Next to Keith Maupin is his fiancee.
Army Staff Sgt. Matt Maupin of Clermont County. File photo
CLERMONT COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -
Keith Maupin, father of Tri-State Army Staff Sgt. Matt Maupin, is headed to the nation's capital to review the case against the man who confessed to the murder of his son.
Maupin was killed in Iraq 10 years ago while being held captive by insurgents who ambushed his convoy near the Baghdad International Airport. He's a 2001 Glen Este High School graduate.
Monday, Keith Maupin stood in line waiting for a flight Washington to visit the Pentagon.
"We'll be talking with the judge that is presiding over the case and he is in Baghdad. I don't know what he is going to say but it will be through a translator," Keith Maupin said.
Finally, one of the several men who took his son Matt Maupin captive in 2004 will stand trial for his murder. An Iraqi terrorist is allegedly confessing to the crime along with several other terrorist acts.
"I want to know when they found him, how they found him and what made him confess to killing Matt," his father said.
The same man has been in an Iraqi prison since 2009 confessing to Matt Maupin's murder back then but because of a paperwork error, a judge threw the case out. Now a retrial is in the works. It is a sign of justice for the Maupins.
"We went there to put some sort of democracy in play and to me this is a good sign that it is working," Keith Maupin said. "Hopefully, this will give people more closure, at least knowing why or who."
As for closure for himself, Keith Maupin says he doesn't believe he will ever get that. He just wants the men responsible for his son's death to be held accountable.
Tuesday, FOX 19's Lisa Hutson will be traveling with Keith Maupin in Washington. Be sure to check her updates on Twitter @FOX19LisaHutson.
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