US soldier faces court-martial following North Korean defection Amit Patel at 3:30 PM ET
[JURIST] US soldier Charles Robert Jenkins, accused of defecting to North Korea, is scheduled to face court-martial on Wednesday. Jenkins, who disappeared in 1965 while on active duty in South Korea, has lived in North Korea for 39 years without ever explaining the circumstances on how he got there. He gave himself up to the US in September. Jenkins now faces desertion and other charges. It is being speculated Jenkins made a deal because no pre-trial hearing has taken place. It is possible that Jenkins will plead guilty to one or more of the charges against him in exchange for information on the North Korean regime. BBC has more.
Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible, ad-free format.