Military judge reportedly asks DOJ to prosecute Nazario for refusing to testify at Sgt Weemer’s trial
This North County Times article providing a recap of the first week of Sgt Weemer’s court-martial for allegedly murdering an unarmed detainee in Fallujah includes the following particularly interesting information:
[T]he military judge presiding over the case, Lt. Col. Thomas Sanzi, announced he was asking the Justice Department to prosecute Weemer’s squad leader at Fallujah for refusing to testify.
Former Sgt. Jose L. Nazario Jr. repeatedly declined to answer a prosecutor’s questions when called to the stand Thursday. Nazario, who was Weemer’s superior in Fallujah, was tried and acquitted last year for his role in the incident.
That trial of Nazario was in U.S. district court.