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Legal news from Saturday, September 29, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl

US Army Spc. Jorge G. Sandoval was sentenced Saturday to five months in prison for his role in covering up the shootings of three unarmed Iraqis. Sandoval was convicted Friday at his court-martial of planting evidence but was acquitted of premeditated murder. In addition to the prison sentence, Sandoval will receive a reduction in rank and will …

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by Jeannie Shawl

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a defamation lawsuit against US Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) and ruled that Murtha must provide a deposition in the case. US Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, who is facing charges for his alleged role in the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians, brought the defamation and invasion of …

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