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April 12, 1990 | SHAWN POGATCHNIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a criminal action arising out of the invasion of Panama, a decorated Army paratrooper has been charged with murdering an unidentified Panamanian man and assaulting three others, military officials said Wednesday. First Sgt. Roberto Enrique Bryan, a 42-year-old career soldier of the 82nd Airborne Division, was accused of fatally shooting a prisoner who was captured Dec. 23 after a grenade was thrown from a car filled with Panamanians, killing one of Bryan's men.
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September 1, 1990 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first combat court-martial since the Vietnam War, a decorated Army veteran was acquitted here Friday of charges that he executed a wounded Panamanian after a grenade attack during last year's U.S. invasion of Panama. A jury of eight Army officers deliberated less than two hours before finding Master Sgt. Roberto E. Bryan not guilty of murder. "I knew I was innocent from the beginning.
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August 29, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The chief witness against a paratrooper accused of murder during the U.S. action in Panama last year acknowledged that he shot an unarmed Panamanian in the back. 1st Lt. Brandon Thomas, testifying in the court-martial of Master Sgt. Roberto Bryan at Ft. Bragg, N.C., said he had taken that Panamanian prisoner and was searching him when he ran. He said he did not know the man was unarmed. Bryan is accused of shooting another Panamanian without provocation Dec.
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August 29, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The chief witness against a paratrooper accused of murder during the U.S. action in Panama last year acknowledged that he shot an unarmed Panamanian in the back. 1st Lt. Brandon Thomas, testifying in the court-martial of Master Sgt. Roberto Bryan at Ft. Bragg, N.C., said he had taken that Panamanian prisoner and was searching him when he ran. He said he did not know the man was unarmed. Bryan is accused of shooting another Panamanian without provocation Dec.
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September 1, 1990 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first combat court-martial since the Vietnam War, a decorated Army veteran was acquitted here Friday of charges that he executed a wounded Panamanian after a grenade attack during last year's U.S. invasion of Panama. A jury of eight Army officers deliberated less than two hours before finding Master Sgt. Roberto E. Bryan not guilty of murder. "I knew I was innocent from the beginning.
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April 11, 1990 | From United Press International
An Army sergeant from Ft. Bragg, N.C., has been charged with premeditated murder and three counts of aggravated assault of Panamanian civilians during "Operation Just Cause" in Panama, the Army said today. Sgt. Roberto Enrique Bryan, of Headquarters Co., 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, was formally notified of the charges by the Army Criminal Investigation Command Tuesday at Ft. Bragg.
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April 12, 1990 | SHAWN POGATCHNIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a criminal action arising out of the invasion of Panama, a decorated Army paratrooper has been charged with murdering an unidentified Panamanian man and assaulting three others, military officials said Wednesday. First Sgt. Roberto Enrique Bryan, a 42-year-old career soldier of the 82nd Airborne Division, was accused of fatally shooting a prisoner who was captured Dec. 23 after a grenade was thrown from a car filled with Panamanians, killing one of Bryan's men.
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