February 3rd, 2012
11:52 PM ET

Charges dismissed against soldier in Afghan sport killing case, military says

(CNN) - Charges have been dismissed against an Army soldier accused in what prosecutors described as a conspiracy to kill Afghan civilians for sport and then cover it up, the military said Friday.

The charges against Spec. Michael S. Wagnon were dismissed without prejudice, according to a statement released by the military at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington.

"The United States dismissed the charges in the interest of justice," the statement said.

It was not immediately clear why the charges were dropped. The U.S. military and Wagnon's attorney, Colby Vokey, did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment.

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  1. Road warrior

    I sure hope he is innocent! I dont want him walking the streets

    February 4, 2012 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Well not much information here. Did he recieve justice or is this a coverup?

    February 4, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  3. leeintulsa

    'not immediately clear' why the charges were dropped?

    when the charges are dropped, doesn't that mean you didn't do it?

    it did when my charges were dropped. BTW, OT the other guy's in jail this morning.. karma sucks.. for him lol

    February 4, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      “This is what you get.
      This is what you get.
      This is what you get when you mess with Lee…..”

      Expert from Radiohead’s “Karma Police”, slightly altered.

      Yes, it is OT.

      February 4, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Why charge this man ? After all it was 'sport killing'.
    Well hunting is a sport & we don't charge people for killing animals.
    OOps I forgot! If I get it correct it were humans that were killed in 'sport' or were they?
    Perhaps we have a different definition of humans??

    sarcasm alert for those who would be ready to pounce on this post.

    February 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. rooney©

    I finished this article with more questions than answers.

    February 5, 2012 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |