September 24, 2005 |
A psychologist testified that Pvt. Lynndie England suffered from depression and that her mental condition, coupled with an overly compliant personality, made her a heedless participant in the abuse of inmates at Abu Ghraib prison. Xavier Amador, a clinical psychologist from New York, said England's soldier boyfriend, Charles Graner, was her "social accomplice" whom she relied upon without reservation to guide her behavior.
September 22, 2005 |
A lawyer for Army Pfc. Lynndie England said Wednesday that she posed for graphic photos of detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib prison at the direction of her soldier boyfriend, whom she loved and trusted and didn't think would mislead her. Capt. Jonathan Crisp also told jurors that England, charged with seven counts of conspiracy and abuse, had learning disabilities and was prone to clinical depression that made it difficult for her to function as a soldier in the constant stress of the Iraq prison.
September 21, 2005 |
TEXAS A military judge at Ft. Hood reversed himself and decided to let prosecutors use a statement that Army Pfc. Lynndie England gave to investigators implicating herself in the abuse of prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Jury selection and opening statements are expected today in England's court-martial on seven counts of conspiracy and prisoner abuse. The judge presiding over the case, Col.
July 9, 2005 |
In a setback for the prosecution, a military judge ruled Friday that Pfc. Lynndie England's statements to Army investigators about her actions at Abu Ghraib prison cannot be used as evidence at her upcoming trial. The judge, Col. James Pohl, said during a pretrial hearing that he believed England did not fully understand the consequences when she waived her rights against self-incrimination before speaking to the investigators in January 2004.
July 8, 2005 |
An Army judge at Ft. Hood refused 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. Col. James Pohl rejected an argument by the defense that he asked inappropriate questions of a witness, Pvt. Charles A. Graner Jr., the reputed abuse ringleader.
May 9, 2005
Re "Abu Ghraib Guilty Plea Is Dismissed," May 5: Could it be that the military judge declared the Pfc. Lynndie England case a mistrial in an attempt to rebalance the scales of justice following the investigation that essentially absolved everybody in high command of any accountability for the Abu Ghraib prison atrocities? Let's face it, most people don't believe those abuses occurred without people at the top knowing about them anymore than they buy Kenneth Lay's statements that he had no idea of the fraud being perpetrated by his employees at Enron.