Prosecutors Recommend Court Martial for Wasilla Soldier

Associated Press

An investigating officer at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington has recommended a court martial for the Wasilla solider accused of killing three civilians in Afghanistan. The recommendation now goes to the commander of the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division for a final decision on a military trial.

22-year-old Specialist Jeremy Morlock is one of five Lewis-McChord soldiers accused of killing civilians for sport in a recent Stryker brigade deployment. All have denied the accusations. They could face the death penalty if convicted.

Morlock was the first to have a pretrial hearing September 27 at the Army base near Tacoma.

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