England prisoner abuse case goes to Fort Hood commander

[JURIST] The case of Pfc. Lynndie England has gone to Fort Hood [official website] commander Lt. Gen. Thomas Metz [official profile] in the wake of Wednesday's rejection of her guilty plea [JURIST report] by court-martial judge Col. James Pohl. Metz must determine whether England should be charged again, and if so, how. If charges are brought a second time, England will have another Article 32 hearing [JAG backgrounder] in front of a military grand jury. England pleaded guilty at trial hoping to secure an undisclosed plea bargain deal which reportedly carried a light prison sentence, but Pohl dismissed her plea after Pvt. Charles Graner's testimony led him to believe that England did not understand her actions were wrong. AP has more.

 

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