Thursday, May 26, 2011
Holmes' 32 in Stryker Brigade Case
Wednesday's hearing opened with testimony from Private Jeremy Morlock, who pleaded guilty last November and is now serving a 24-year sentence as part of a deal which gives him immunity from further prosecution. Morlock said he summoned the Afghan man and then threw a grenade at him while Holmes shot at him. He added that he held no malice towards Holmes, whom he treated like "a little brother." Morlock admitted to a history of alcohol and drug problems as well as a record of petty crime, including an assault on his then-wife. There was also testimony that Morlock was not a "truthful person and a masterful manipulator."
A recommendation by Investigative Officer Major Michael P. Lyles will likely be announced in the next two months.