Second Lynndie England Article 32 hearing set for next week

[JURIST] Pfc. Lynndie England [Wikipedia profile] will be back in court next week for a second Article 32 hearing [JAG backgrounder] in advance of a possible new trial at Fort Hood [JURIST report]. Earlier this month a judge threw out her guilty plea in her first trial for her role in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal, starting the military charging and legal review process all over again. Her latest Article 32 hearing - broadly similar to a civilian grand jury hearing - gets underway Tuesday. AP has more.

 

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