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In hearing, lawyers discuss how to handle evidence against Bergdahl

Posted September 28, 2016

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, foreground, walks into a Fort Bragg courtroom on Aug. 22, 2016, for a pretrial hearing in his court-martial.

— Army Judge Col. Jeffery R. Nance on Wednesday met with prosecutors and attorneys for Sgt. Robert B. Bergdahl in the latest in a series of preparatory hearings for Bergdahl's February trial.

The hearing, which took about two hours, saw the judge and lawyers discuss motions proposed at previous hearings, including the sharing of evidence (some of it classified documents) between the parties. They also discussed how to handle evidence about injuries from and witnesses to the 2009 search in Afghanistan for Bergdahl.

The next hearing currently is scheduled for Nov. 15.

Bergdahl's trial is set to begin Feb. 6, 2017.


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  • Ron Coleman Sep 28, 2016
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    He needs to be in the stockade, and should not be referred to as Sgt.

  • Justin Briller Sep 28, 2016
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    The more important question is what ramifications the 5 high ranking Taliban fighters who were traded for his release will have on the safety of US citizens.