England sentencing panel chosen

[JURIST] A US military court Tuesday selected a panel of six soldiers, all American Iraqi war veterans, to sentence Pfc. Lynndie England, the face of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. England pleaded guilty [JURIST report] Monday to seven charges and her sentence is expected to be delivered by the panel on Thursday. There were originally nine individuals in the jury pool, but three were dismissed after their objectivity was questioned. England will serve either the as-yet-undisclosed sentence set by her plea bargain (presumed to be less than the 11 years maximum under the charges) or the jury's sentence, whichever is less. Reuters has more.



 

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