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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:17 PM
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Pfc. England Judge Refuses to Step Down
Pfc. England Judge Refuses to Step Down
By T.A. BADGER, Associated Press Writer

Thursday, July 7, 2005


(07-07) 11:36 PDT FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) --


An Army judge refused Thursday to step aside for Pfc. Lynndie England's trial on charges of abusing prisoners in Iraq, saying he was not to blame for her botched guilty plea in May.


Col. James Pohl rejected an argument by the defense that he asked inappropriate questions of a witness, the reputed abuse ringleader Pvt. Charles Graner.


Graner's testimony for the defense at England's sentencing hearing contradicted her version of what happened, forcing a mistrial that ended her plea deal and put the case back on track for trial.


"But for your line of questioning, we would not be at the point of mistrial," argued Capt. Jonathan Crisp, lead defense lawyer.

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MGKrebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:31 PM
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1. Wow. That is some logic.
The judge asks questions that expose blatant contradictions in testimony, so the defense blames the judge.

Capt. Crisp should have a medal taken away as punishment for being frivolous.
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Dhalgren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:37 PM
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2. How dare the judge ask questions of a defense witness!
:silly: :silly:
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