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Legal News
14 Nov 2012
by Keith Herting

[JURIST] US military prosecutors on Tuesday urged the death penalty for Staff Sgt. Robert Bales [JURIST news archive] who is accused of having murdered 16 Afghan civilians in a late-night rampage in March. After a week long investigatory hearing [JURIST report] under Article 32 [text], prosecutor Maj. Rob Stelle urged … [read more]


Legal News
5 Nov 2012
by Brandon Gatto

[JURIST] The military hearing for a US Army sergeant accused of murdering 16 Afghan civilians in March began on Monday and is expected to last the remainder of the week. Sgt. Robert Bales was originally charged with 17 counts of murder, including women and children, in a Kandahar village, but … [read more]


Legal News
1 Jun 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] The US Army has dropped one of 17 murder charges and added others, including steroid and alcohol use, in its case against Army Sgt. Robert Bales, his lawyer told reporters on Friday. Bales was charged with 17 counts of murder [JURIST report] in March for the alleged shooting of … [read more]


Legal News
23 Mar 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

[JURIST] US Army Sgt. Robert Bales was charged with 17 counts of murder Friday for the alleged shooting of Afghan civilians, including women and children, in a Kandahar village almost two weeks ago. He will also be charged with six counts of attempted murder and six counts of aggravated assault. … [read more]


Legal News
5 Feb 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

[JURIST] The US Army dropped all charges against Army Specialist Michael Wagnon Friday, ending the final case in a series of related charges against five army personnel accused of killing Afghan civilians. Wagnon had been facing a charge of murder for his alleged involvement in the killing of three Afghan … [read more]


Legal News
22 Nov 2011
by Drew Singer

[JURIST] A five-soldier jury on Friday convicted Army Staff Sgt. David Bram, 27, for a list of charges stemming from his attempt to cover up drug use in his platoon and also to kill Afghan civilians. Bram was sentenced to five years in prison [News Tribune report] for solicitation to … [read more]


Legal News
24 Sep 2011
by Erin Bock

[JURIST] A soldier with the US Army [official website] was sentenced on Friday for his role in murdering an unarmed teenage Afghan civilian. Private Andrew Holmes was sentenced to seven years in prison [AFP report] as part of a plea deal that he agreed to on Thursday. Holmes pleaded guilty … [read more]


Legal News
23 Sep 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] Private Andrew Holmes, 21, pleaded guilty on Thursday to murdering a teenage Afghan civilian that he knew was unarmed. Holmes is the second soldier to plead guilty [Reuters report] of five who have been charged with murder as part of a plot contrived with fellow soldiers to kill Afghan … [read more]


Legal News
19 May 2011
by Erin Bock

[JURIST] US Army prosecutors charged a sixth soldier on Tuesday for his involvement in a murder plot that led to the deaths of three Afghan civilians. Staff Sgt. David Bram of Joint Base Lewis-McChord [official website] is charged [Reuters report] with solicitation to commit premeditated murder, failure to report crimes … [read more]


Legal News
24 Mar 2011
by Ann Riley

[JURIST] Specialist Jeremy Morlock [JURIST news archive] pleaded guilty Wednesday to three counts of murder as part of a plot contrived with fellow soldiers to kill Afghan civilians. At the court-martial, held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord [official website], Morlock also pleaded guilty [AP report] to one count each of assault, … [read more]


Legal News
27 Jan 2011
by Daniel Makosky

[JURIST] Specialist Jeremy Morlock has accepted a plea agreement offered by US Army [official website] prosecutors, according to a Washington Post report [text] Wednesday. Under the agreement, Morlock, charged [JURIST report] in June in the deaths of three Afghan civilians in separate incidents between January and May, agreed to offer … [read more]


Legal News
2 Dec 2010
by Aman Kakar

[JURIST] Staff Sergeant Robert Stevens pleaded guilty on Wednesday to shooting two unarmed Afghan farmers at a trial held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord [official website]. Stevens pleaded guilty [Reuters report] to aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon, wrongfully tossing a grenade out of his vehicle, making false statements to military … [read more]


Legal News
30 Nov 2010
by Aman Kakar

[JURIST] Major General Curtis Scaparrotti of the US Army [official website] on Monday ordered a court-martial for Staff Sergeant David Bram stemming from a larger case involving five soldiers accused of killing Afghan citizens. Bram is charged [CNN report] with conspiracy to commit assault and battery, unlawfully striking another solider, … [read more]


Legal News
21 Nov 2010
by Dwyer Arce

[JURIST] The US Army Court of Criminal Appeals [official website] on Friday stayed proceedings against a soldier charged in the death of an Afghan civilian in January. The stay was granted in the case of Private First Class Andrew Holmes of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and allows time for the prosecution … [read more]


Legal News
20 Oct 2010
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] A US soldier is currently being held in connection with the fatal shooting on Sunday of a Taliban detainee, who was found dead in a holding cell in Kandahar province, according to US Forces in Afghanistan [JURIST news archives]. The US Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) [official website] and … [read more]


Legal News
18 Oct 2010
by Carrie Schimizzi

[JURIST] A US soldier accused of killing three Afghan civilians [JURIST report] in an unprovoked rogue assault earlier this year will face a court-martial for premeditated murder, the US Army [official website] announced Friday. Specialist Jeremy Morlock of Joint Base Lewis McChord [official website] is one of five soldiers accused … [read more]


Legal News
5 Jun 2010
by Brian Jackson

[JURIST] The US Army [official website] announced Friday that a soldier has been charged in the deaths of three Afghan civilians in separate incidents between January and May. Specialist Jeremy Morlock of Joint Base Lewis-McChord [official website] was charged with three counts of premeditated murder [AP report] and one count … [read more]

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