Skip to comments.Military Judge Rejects England's Plea Deal
Posted on 05/04/2005 11:33:02 AM PDT by cweese
FORT HOOD, Texas A military judge on Wednesday rejected Pfc. Lynndie England's guilty plea agreement in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal after another prisoner's testimony cast doubt on the prosecution's case. Earlier in the day, Pvt. Charles Graner Jr., the reputed ringleader in the scandal, contradicted a key part of England's guilty plea, in which she said she knew she was committing wrongful acts when she took part in the mistreatment of Iraqi detainees. Graner said that the notorious photos taken of England at the prison had a legitimate use, endangering England's guilty plea to seven abuse charges. Under military law, a judge can formally accept England's guilty plea only if she knew at the time that what she was doing was illegal. The judge, Col. James Pohl, planned to question England again Wednesday afternoon to try to clarify her state of mind when the abusive acts occurred. Graner, who is said to be England's ex-boyfriend, was found guilty in January and is serving a 10-year prison term for his role in the scandal. Pohl abruptly stopped England's sentencing hearing after Graner testified for the defense that three pictures he took of England holding a naked prisoner on a leash were meant to be used as a legitimate training aid for other guards.
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Give her a medal......forget the court martial.
That's the ticket.
"The pictures were essential for my 'What Not To Do' PowerPoint presentation!"
Graner said that the notorious photos taken of England at the prison had a legitimate use
can anyone explain this?
Well, if this stands I'm sure the MSM will be howling from now 'till Gabriel blows his horn!
Someone said she was facing 11 years in prison. Let her leave the Army and call it a day.
Good. Maybe there will be justice for this poor creature after all. She was following orders to "humiliate" the prisoners -- not torture them. Since the Geneva Convention does not apply to nonuniformed terrorists, what the hell is her crime?
It's pretty sorry that they are burning a couple of low ranking enlisteds for all of this.
Sounds good to me.
Medals, not Jail, for Lynndie!
Instead of her getting her negotiated deal, the boyfriend may end up getting her some serious time.
You said it.
I'm still wondering what kind of excuse it is for the top brass to go around basically admitting that discipline in their prisons had totally broken down, and guards were doing whatever the hell they wanted.
"Hey, don't blame me, I'm just the commanding officer!"
Medals? You must be kidding. Dishonorable discharge, yes. Prison time, maybe. But medals? What's going on in your head, I wonder.
Ewwww, that'll get you at least 5 years!
Do the Lynndie!
Are you guys serious about this? or you are kidding? I think this woman and the others gave our "Military" a black eye. God knows if it costs us soldier's lives.
Her dumb,careless actions ultimately aided the insurgency and indirectly led to the deaths of more US soldiers.
For this she should pay.
"Medals,not jail,for Lynddie"
Yeah,right,lets give creedence to all the Ugly American Imperialist propaganda nonsense coming out of the Islamic world.Real great PR for the War on Terror.