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Gitmo guilty plea

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David Hicks, a 30 year-old Australian who has been detained at Guantanamo since 2002, last night pleaded guilty to one count of material support for terrorism.

The drawing is from his first appearance before the military commissions in August 2004. Hicks, seated, is flanked by his attorneys, military – Maj. Michael D. Mori with his hand on Hicks’ shoulder, and civilian. Hicks’ parents are in the left foreground.

Washington Post story here.

 

 

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French lab rules out date-rape drug

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Testifying over speaker phone at a hearing for Annapolis Midshipman Kenny Morrison who is accused of drugging and raping two women, also students at the Naval Academy, Pascal Kintz, director of the French laboratory ChemTox, said in a heavily accented voice, “we can say with huge accuracy that there was no exposure”.

Hair samples from the two victims were sent by the prosecution to the French laboratory for analysis after previous tests by a Texas lab were called into question at an earlier Article 32 hearing.

 

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Another Naval Academy rape case

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In July Annapolis midshipman and star quarterback Lamar Owens was aquitted of rape charges by a court-martial.  Today another Naval Academy middie, and football team member, faced accusations by two women who testified at his Article 32 hearing.

Midshipman Kenny Ray Morrison, seated between his civilian and military lawyers on the right side of my sketch, listens as victim #1 is questioned by LCDR Colin Kisor, JAGC, USN.

 

 

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