Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Ehren Watada court-martial postponed to October

Fort Lewis officials say the second court-martial for Lt. Ehren Watada has been moved to October 9.

The trial was to begin next Monday, but government and defense attorneys requested a new date.

Watada is charged with missing deployment in June 2006 and conduct unbecoming an officer for comments made about President Bush and the Iraq war. If convicted, he faces six years in prison and dishonorable discharge.

He contends the war is illegal. His first trial ended in a mistrial.

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