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News Story of the Day
Judge weighs improper influence in Army sex case
Updated Mar 10, 01:37 PM
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - A military judge said Monday that there's evidence that a high-ranking lawyer at the Pentagon improperly influenced the case against an Army general charged with sexual assault, but he didn't immediately decide whether to drop the charges.
Military judge Col. James Pohl found that there was the appearance of unlawful command influence in the case after reviewing emails between a top Pentagon lawyer and prosecutors.
Pohl then began discussing with lawyers whether to drop charges against Brig.
Sports Story of the Day
Pistorius vomits during graphic testimony
Updated Mar 10, 10:18 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius vomited in the dock and retched repeatedly and loudly at his murder trial Monday as he heard graphic details of the injuries sustained by the girlfriend he shot, including a head wound that was probably instantly fatal according to the pathologist who performed her autopsy.
Reeva Steenkamp was shot with bullets designed to expand on impact and cause maximum damage, Prof. Gert Saayman testified after he identified the type of bullet from fragments in Steenkamp's skull.
The double-amputee runner, hunched over on a bench, vomited when he heard the description of Steenkamp's wounds, prompting Masipa to briefly halt the testimony to ask chief defense lawyer Barry Roux to attend to his client.