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May 4, 2005

Fascinating development during jury sentencing

Last night in this post, I noted that the sentencing phase of the prosecution of Lynndie England, the Army reservist involved in abusing naked Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison, would be interesting because of the military's use of true jury sentencing.  But, thanks to TalkLeft here, I see the story has taken a new twist because, as a result of the mitigating evidence being put on by England, the judge has thrown out England's guilty plea, apparently because he is not convinced that she knew her actions were wrong at the time.  More details are available in this CBS report.

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