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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 23, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 23, 2012.
By United Press International

Army trial opens in Afghan civilian deaths

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The prosecution and defense gave different versions of the tour of duty in Afghanistan for a U.S. Army staff sergeant charged with killing three villagers.

U.S. forces take gruesome war trophies

SEATTLE, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- A U.S. veteran of the conflict in Afghanistan kept severed fingers of non-combatants as war trophies, a court-martial session in Washington state was told.

Army sgt. in court for civilian killings

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A court-martial case against U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Calvin R. Gibbs, accused of killing unarmed Afghan civilians, is set to begin in Washington.

Sgt. gets hearing in Afghan killings case

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash., July 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. Army sergeant facing court martial for allegedly leading a group of soldiers accused of killing unarmed Afghan men faces a new hearing, officials said.

Report: Inmate lied on Afghan slaying plot

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash., June 29 (UPI) -- A Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., inmate said Pvt. Jeremy Morlock told him he lied about two soldiers' involvement in the deaths of unarmed Afghan civilians.

Afghan killings witness moved from cell

SEATTLE, June 20 (UPI) -- A witness in a trial involving the alleged murders of Afghan civilians was moved from his isolation cell in Washington state, authorities said.

Soldier gets 24 years in Afghan killings

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash., March 24 (UPI) -- A U.S. soldier accused of killing Afghan civilians for sport received 24 years in prison after he pleaded guilty and agreed to testify against other defendants.
Soldier to plead guilty in Afghan slayings

Soldier to plead guilty in Afghan slayings

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash., March 22 (UPI) -- A U.S. soldier facing court-martial in the deaths of three Afghan civilians will plead guilty in hopes of receiving a reduced sentence, one of his lawyers said.
Photos showing soldiers, victim published

Photos showing soldiers, victim published

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash., March 21 (UPI) -- A German publication published two photos showing U.S. Army soldiers next to a dead Afghan civilian, despite a military judge's order prohibiting their release.

Plea agreement in Afghan killings case?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A U.S. Army spokesman has confirmed a plea deal with Jeremy Morlock, one of five soldiers charged with killing Afghan civilians.

Lawyers: Army witness stories tainted

TACOMA, Wash., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Army witnesses in an Afghan war crimes case were housed together, letting them coordinate their stories, lawyers say.

Soldier's confession tells of killings

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Army prosecutors urged a presiding Army judge to recommend courts-martial for five soldiers accused in a three-month killing spree in Afghanistan.

U.S. soldier describes alleged atrocities

FORT LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A "crazy" U.S. sergeant chose three innocent Afghans to be killed for sport, one of his men allegedly told military investigators.
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