Monday, December 13, 2010

Expert: Behenna's Case Is 'Heart wrenching'

By Chris Casteel/The Oklahoman In Washington ~ The criminal appeal of Lt. Michael Behenna is “a high-stakes” case for the military justice system because it's so unusual and so closely watched, according to a former Air Force prosecutor and appeals court attorney.

“You don't have a lot of death cases in the military, particularly when you're talking about killing an insurgent or suspected terrorist on the battlefield,” said Michelle Lindo McCluer, who is now director of the National Institute of Military Justice at American University in Washington.

McCluer, a native Oklahoman, attended the oral arguments in Behenna's case before the Army Court of Criminal Appeals in Arlington, Va., on Thursday.

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