The jury selection for the murder trial began Tuesday on post at Fort Stewart just outside Savannah. Sergeant Joseph Bozicevich is charged with the 2008 murder of two fellow soldiers near Baghdad. He pleaded not guilty. Opening statements are expected in mid- April.
We sat down with a local defense attorney who has tried a court-martial murder case to talk about the judge’s decision to omit "gory" autopsy photos.
Kansas City Star reports:
A U.S. senator has called for an independent investigation of the military’s premier crime lab to ensure that innocent people weren’t wrongfully convicted based on work by a discredited analyst.
Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said Wednesday that he’d ask the Defense Department’s inspector general to scrutinize the work of former Army analyst Phillip Mills and determine whether the military mishandled problems at the Georgia-based U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory.
Now might be a good time as the USACIL is preparing for ISO certifications?
Belton lawyer John Galligan, who represents accused Fort Hood gunman Maj. Nidal Hasan, said Wednesday he wants the post’s new commanding general to decide whether the Army psychiatrist will go to trial and face the death penalty in the Nov. 5, 2009 shooting rampage that left 13 dead and more than two-dozen injured.
Huffington Post reports:
Pfc. Bradley Manning, the man who stands accused of leaking more than half a million classified government documents to WikiLeaks,threatened his stepmother with a knife in 2006, a 911 call recently released by Frontline alleges.