September 27, 2005 |
Lynndie R. England, the Army Reserve private who became a symbol of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal after she was photographed holding a dog leash attached to a naked Iraqi detainee, was convicted Monday on six of seven charges at a military court-martial. She faces as many as 10 years in a military prison. A sentencing hearing was scheduled for today at Ft. Hood, Texas, where her court-martial was held.
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.
September 20, 2005 |
Army Pfc. Lynndie England will abandon her earlier courtroom strategy and fight charges that she was a key participant in guards' abuse of detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, her lawyer said. The 22-year-old reservist, who appears in a series of graphic photos taken inside Abu Ghraib, is to go on trial today at Ft. Hood, Texas, on seven counts of mistreating prisoners. She will be the last of the junior enlisted soldiers charged with Abu Ghraib abuses to have their cases resolved.
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.