October 15th, 2010
07:36 PM ET

Court-martial for soldier charged with killing Afghans

A U.S. soldier accused of killing civilians in Afghanistan will face a court-martial on murder and other charges, as recommended by an Army officer.

The document approving the recommendation for the court-martial of Spc. Jeremy Morlock was signed by the officer in charge Friday. It was obtained by CNN, along with other documents, that summarize last week's hearing at an Army-Air Force installation outside Tacoma, Washington, where prosecutors presented evidence against against Morlock.

Base officials would not confirm the authenticity of the document, which has not been publicly released.

Morlock is one of five member's of the Army's 5th Stryker Brigade who is accused of premeditated murder in a series of incidents between January and May.


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  1. Mogwi

    I would hope this gets out to the afghan people. They need to see that we will prosecute some soldiers who kill innocent civilians. I only say some because we all know that these are not the only murders that have been committed by u.s. The government should take a better look at those 'contractors'.

    October 15, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    <b. another Soldior to the Grinder to cover your onwn asses again huh?

    October 15, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    ,,, another Soldior to the Grinder to cover your onwn asses again huh?

    October 15, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    ,,, another Soldior to the Grinder to cover your own asses again huh?

    You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down.

    October 15, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Hey Any one remember Pat TIllman?
    Do YOU Happen to know where I cna Find Army Nurse Deborah Christine D" Angelo From NEW JERSEY??

    October 15, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. duke

    As foul as these murders are,
    Why don't you people ever question the lawmakers who have heavy investments in the defense industry?
    You have to think they would want their money to make major gains on the stock market!
    See cheney,armey,pickett wolfowitz,and that crowd may not be running personally,but they have a new wave of idealogs calling themselves Tea-Party party members trying to do it all over again,but the next one is in iran,
    Every vote for them is a vote for more of this.
    They hate the stimulus(money spent trying to help,right here in america),
    But they love the trillion LOST on a illegal war,They also love the debt to China(no complaint from them about that)
    Not to forget the priceless value of lives,of our lost soldiers!

    October 15, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. okay

    This is BULLSH!T..SO WHAT if he killed a few civilians..our bombs take out civilians all the time..yet we don't prosecute the people who do it..you call this man a murderer..IT'S WAR...thats what we are there for..TO KILL ..you put our troops over there in a hostile enviroment and expect them not to kill..CMON..the civilians hate us just as much as the people we are fighting..they throw things at us and we just have to take it because its not considered deadly force..THATS A LOAD OF CRAP..So lets show this to the afghan people ? WHY ? So they can see how liberal America expects us to be pansies and give them hugs while they treat us like sh!t.. THATS JUST LIBERAL BULLSH!T AT ITS BEST ! We need to take out these fv(kers BY ANY MEANS ! If that means taking out some civilians then so be it ! KILL EM ALL , LET GOD SORT EM OUT ! This man should not be punished ! He was just doing the job he was hired to do ! YOU G0DDAM LIBERALS ARE RUINING THIS COUNTRY ! OBAMA–O.ne B.ig A.ss M.istake A.merica

    October 16, 2010 at 4:27 am | Report abuse |
    • pascal kal

      if the civilians hate you there .that doesnt make you wonder?did you think fot once that you are the occupators ?what war for freedom?where are the wapons of mass distruction?why you fight in iraq so far for your home?

      October 17, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. okay


    October 16, 2010 at 4:57 am | Report abuse |
  9. sad

    This wrong for our gov to do,these soldiers are train killers,i dont blame them,you in a crappy war,9 yrs later with hostile people,you have take shots because you cant shoot back.this war is a joke.

    October 16, 2010 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  10. sad

    Vote out all politians for new ones,vote out obama with his sissy chief of staff.our soldiers are dying and aint doing nothing to pakistan.

    October 16, 2010 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  11. okay


    October 16, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  12. Stephen Real

    These cats remind me of Jeffrey Dahmer
    If you want to join the Hell’s Angels?
    Join the Hell’s Angels
    and not my US Army.

    October 16, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  13. duke

    Hitler and his army was very conservative!
    Mussolini was another very conservative leader!
    Reagan,bush1 and bush2 also conservative!
    These "great"leaders all have something in common!
    Conservatism is pure evil.
    So if you love war and the death's of our soldiers,just keep voting conservative until it's your child lying stiff on a gurney!!

    October 16, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  14. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    notivce how this filth ignores anything anyone says.

    October 16, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  15. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    notice all this filth does is argue and run around dleting messages.

    October 16, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
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