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Accused Spy Will Be Heard in Court

Posted October 24, 1996 12:00 a.m. EDT

— A military judge has decided a court-martial panelwillhear statements made by an accused spy at Fort Bragg.

Pfc. Eric Jenott is charged with espionage after allegedly breaking into an Army computer and sharing the password with a Chinese citizen.

Jenott showed his commanders and, later, investigators, what he could do. He and his family say he did so to enable the Army to correct a weakness in the security of a key communication system.

The defense wanted the judge to disallow those statements, but the judge rejected that motion Thursday.

The court-martial is scheduled for December.