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tybee204
09-26-2005, 01:34 PM
More at Link (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050926/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/prisoner_abuse_england;_ylt=AjoqrpElYr_LFO0odGarIh xI2ocA;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl)

FORT HOOD, Texas - Prosecutors in Pfc. Lynndie England's prison abuse case portrayed her in closing arguments Monday as an eager participant with a "sick" sense of humor, while defense attorneys described her as a weak-minded pawn trying to appease a sadistic boyfriend

A jury of Army officers was to start deliberating Monday afternoon. England, one of the most visible figures in the Abu Ghraib scandal, faces up to 11 years in prison if convicted on seven counts of conspiracy and maltreatment of detainees at the Iraq prison in 2003.

Jurors heard competing descriptions of the 22-year-old reservist from Fort Ashby, W.Va., during closing arguments.

Jeana (DP)
09-26-2005, 02:36 PM
Just once I'd like to see someone take responsibility for their own actions. If I were this girl's attorney I would have just had her throw herself on the mercy of the court and plead to some sort of battle-stress. The "she was just like a puppy" excuse does nothing for me.

Jules
09-26-2005, 02:57 PM
Yep, I agree Jeana. The pictures I saw of her she looked nothing like a puppy. She seemed to be enjoying herself and I saw no gun pointed at her in those photos.

vanillasky
09-26-2005, 03:40 PM
Breaking news on CNN.com says:

U.S. Army soldier Lynndie England is convicted of six counts in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse case, The Associated Press reports.


No details yet....

Jeana (DP)
09-26-2005, 03:57 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Unfortunately, she had a child with that other idiot. I'm not sure if its better that the child is raised by her or the person that raised the two of them?? :waitasec:

Casshew
09-26-2005, 04:08 PM
Leash Gal's parents must be so proud :rolleyes:

Jules
09-26-2005, 04:42 PM
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- Army Pfc. Lynndie England, whose smiling poses in photos of detainee abuse at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison made her the face of the scandal, was convicted Monday by a military jury on six of seven counts.

England, 22, was found guilty of one count of conspiracy, four counts of maltreating detainees and one count of committing an indecent act. She was acquitted on a second conspiracy count.

The jury of five male Army officers took about two hours to reach its verdict. Her case now moves into the sentencing phase, which will determined by the same jury. She faces a maximum 10 years in prison.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/09/26/prisoner.abuse.england.ap/index.html