Abu Ghraib Trial: The Lynndie England Saga

The main points in the trial of Army Pfc. Lynndie England

An Army judge last week rejected a guilty plea from Private Lynndie England, the young reservist seen grinning in some of the most notorious pictures from the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. Her plea bargain could have reduced her jail time from 16 years to 30 months, but the case is now back to square one.

Why did the judge stop the trial?

When England entered her plea, she said she posed willingly for the camera--while holding a detainee on a leash--because she wanted to amuse her fellow soldiers. But England ran into trouble during her sentencing hearing when Charles Graner, the...

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