Friday, April 29, 2011

RCM 706 Board Finds Manning Fit to Stand Trial

Accused Army Wikil___er PFC Bradley Manning is fit to stand to trial, declared the medical experts comprising the mental health review board assigned to determine Manning's competency to face a court-martial.  To reach this conclusion, the board had to answer 4 questions.  Merely determining whether Manning has or had a mental illness is not sufficient for finding an individual "insane" under Rule for Court-Martial 706.

While the article notes the 22 new specifications against Manning, it doesn't count the initial ones preferred before that.

Presumably, now an Article 32 pretrial investigation date will be set.