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September 30, 2013 |
A jury began deliberating Monday in the case of a Guatemalan commando turned Moreno Valley martial arts instructor accused of lying about his military service on immigration forms in order to become a U.S. citizen. Federal prosecutors have argued in a Riverside courtroom over the last week that Jorge Sosa neglected to include his time in the Guatemalan special forces unit known as the Kaibiles and, in particular, his role in the 1982 massacre in the village of Dos Eres, where more than 200 people were slaughtered. If the jury convicts him, Sosa could face 15 years in prison and have his citizenship revoked.
August 28, 2013 |
FT. HOOD, Texas -- Sentencing Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan to death for his deadly attack at this central Texas Army post would not elevate him to martyr status, prosecutors told jurors in closing arguments at his sentencing hearing Wednesday . “He will never be a martyr because he has nothing to give,” the lead military prosecutor, Col. Michael Mulligan, said in closing arguments at Hasan's sentencing hearing. “Do not be fooled. He is not giving his life -- we are taking his life.
August 23, 2013 |
FT. HOOD, Texas - A military jury enters its second day of deliberations Friday in the murder case of Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, charged in connection with a mass shooting here four years ago that killed 13 people and wounded dozens more. Hasan, 42, faces 13 charges of premeditated murder and 32 charges of attempted premeditated murder. If convicted, he could face the death penalty. The Army psychiatrist, who represented himself at trial, admitted to the shooting in his opening statement and did little to challenge prosecutors.
August 22, 2013 |
FT. HOOD, Texas -- After years of delays and weeks of often searing testimony about the bloody rampage unleashed at this central Texas Army base, the fate of admitted gunman Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is now in the hands of a military jury. The jury of 13 officers, all of Hasan's rank or higher, began deliberating at 1:55 p.m. CDT. Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, has been representing himself in the trial. When the time came for his closing arguments, he was brief. “The defense chooses not to make a closing statement,” he said.
July 25, 2013 |
FT. MEADE, Md. -- Bradley Manning purposely joined the Army and deployed to Iraq to use his extensive computer skills to gain access to a trove of protected secrets that he knew would assist terror organizations in their efforts to attack the United States, the chief prosecutor in Manning's military court martial said Thursday. “WikiLeaks was merely the platform that Pfc. Manning used to make sure all the information was available to the world, including the enemies of the United States,” said Maj. Ashden Fein in closing arguments at the end of Manning's trial here.
July 25, 2013 |
FT. MEADE, Md. - Bradley Manning purposely joined the Army and deployed to Iraq to parlay his extensive computer skills into disclosing a treasure trove of protected U.S. secrets that he knew would assist terrorist organizations in their efforts to attack the United States, the chief prosecutor in Manning's military court-martial said Thursday. "WikiLeaks was merely the platform that Pfc. Manning used to make sure all the information was available to the world, including the enemies of the United States," Army Maj. Ashden Fein said in his closing argument near the end of Manning's trial here.