U.S. soldier to be tried in killings

Times Wire Reports

A 26-year-old U.S. Army sergeant will be court-martialed on murder charges in the deaths of four Iraqi prisoners who were bound, blindfolded and shot before being dumped in a Baghdad canal in 2007.

Sgt. Michael P. Leahy Jr. waived his right to an Article 32 hearing, the military equivalent of a grand jury hearing, during a short session at the Army’s Rose Barracks courthouse in Vilseck, Germany. No date was set for his court-martial on charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and obstruction of justice.