Wasilla Soldier May Be Tried in Court Martial Proceedings

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

A soldier from Wasilla is waiting to see if he will be tried in a court martial proceeding. Spc Jeremy Morlock is accused of premeditated murder in the deaths of three Afghan civilians. After a hearing yesterday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, a presiding officer will make a recommendation on whether to move forward with a court martial trial. If convicted, Morlock could face the death penalty.

Hal Bernton is a reporter with the Seattle Times, who has been following this story as it develops. He says Morlock attended yesterday’s hearing.

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