November 15th, 2010
02:43 PM ET

Soldier accused of Afghan sport killings faces hearing

Pfc. Andrew Holmes of Boise, Idaho, faces military officials Monday who will determine if there is enough evidence to court-martial him over the premeditated killing of three Afghan civilians.

He is one of five U.S. soldiers from the 5th Stryker Brigade accused of killing them for sport and staging the deaths to look like legitimate war casualties.

Spc. Jeremy Morlock was the first of the five to face an Article 32 hearing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington.

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  1. Former Marine

    If he killed civillians, he deserves to be spending some time in Gitmo... Wait, we closed that place down didn't we? Well, perhaps Levenworth Federal Pen will have to suffice. But Bubba's right, they certainly won't execute him.

    November 15, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • cindi

      Former Marine,- you being a former marine, you should already know that in the military you are considered guilty until proven innocent. What right do you have to judge this soldier? Unless you were there standing next to the accused, you have no right to judge, nor does anyone else.

      November 15, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • Onesmallvoice

        Is that the way you felt about Jeffrey Dahmer,Richard Speck,David Berkovitz,Charles Manson,Gary Ridgeway and so on,cindi? Even after they were found guily? Everyone should be punished accordingly but since these guys are in the military,they won't!!!

        November 16, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
      • Kerry

        Onesmallone Why do you end every sentence with multiple exclamation marks. Do you have some kind of digital Tourettes?

        November 17, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |

    Guilty or innocent,he'll eventually end up with a slap on the wrist like most of them do.

    November 15, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Don't they always,Bubba? If not,then most of the time. On the other hand,if he refused to shoot a supposed Taliban fighter under orders,he would be court-martialled in no time!!!

      November 16, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |