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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 07:57 PM

Alleged US Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl to enter a plea Monday

Source: ABC News

Alleged US Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl to enter a plea Monday

By LUIS MARTINEZ • Oct 12, 2017, 1:39 PM ET

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier accused of deserting his unit in Afghanistan nearly a decade ago, is set to enter a plea at a court martial Monday.

Bergdahl “has requested via defense counsel to enter a plea with the court on Monday,” U.S. Army Forces Command said in a scheduling statement today.

The Associated Press reported last week that Bergdahl, 31, was expected to enter a guilty plea in his case but that was not confirmed by Bergdahl’s legal defense team.

His court martial will now be held a week ahead of the previously scheduled start date of Oct. 23, according to the statement.

Bergdahl faced charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy after his release in May 2014 from almost five years in captivity by the Taliban.

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