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Hearing Set for Soldier in Officers' Deaths

Posted July 16, 2007 6:00 a.m. EDT
Updated July 16, 2007 10:55 a.m. EDT

— A soldier charged with killing two superior officers in Iraq has a hearing scheduled Monday at Fort Bragg.

Prosecutors said Staff Sgt. Alberto Martinez set off grenades and a mine in a room at one of Saddam Hussein's former palaces in June 2005, killing Capt. Phillip Esposito and 1st Lt. Louis Allen.

Monday's hearing is the equivalent to a civilian court's pre-trial motion hearing. Martinez's court martial is set to start in August