Army Times reports: A court-martialed U.S. soldier has been found not guilty by reason of lack of mental responsibility in the killing of a civilian contractor in Iraq. And Houston Chronicle here. This was a military judge alone case.
Thursday, The Republic reported: A court-martial was expected to wrap up Friday for a U.S. soldier accused of killing a civilian contractor in Iraq, and a military judge will then decide whether Pfc. Carl T. Stovall was mentally competent when prosecutors say he shot the Hungarian laborer to death. Here are some of the points from Friday’s hearings reported by the kdhnews.com.
On Friday, the prosecution called psychiatric witnesses to rebut defense claims that Pfc. Carl T. Stovall, a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, was unable to appreciate the nature and act of his crime.
During his testimony, Lyszczarz said he conducted two interviews with Stovall for four hours each and admitted there was "pressure from the top" to get the evaluation done in a timely manner.
The "complexity of the case determines how much time you should spend," Johnson testified. "I have never conducted a competency (evaluation) in just four hours."