AWOL soldier.

Father: Convicted GI poisoned himself before surrendering

By Seth Robbins, Stars and Stripes
Online Edition, Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Special Forces soldier who was on the run for nearly two days following a court-martial conviction poisoned himself before surrendering to police, his father told Stars and Stripes on Tuesday.

“He may or may not live,” said John Stewart, who said he was heading to an airport to board a plane from Nebraska to be at his son’s bedside. “He is in the ICU (intensive care unit) and there appears to be some major organ damage, particularly to his kidneys.”

Is he another victim of the rush to sentencing in military courts?

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