Judge Won't Dismiss Sabrina Harman Charges

A Judge today denied a request to dismiss any charges against Army Reservist Sabrina Harman. She faces a maxiumum of six and one half years in jail if convicted on all counts in her Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse trial.

The 27-year-old reservist and former pizza shop manager from Lorton, Va., is accused of writing "rapeist" on the leg of one prisoner and forcing another to stand on a box with wires in his hands and telling him he would be electrocuted if he fell. Harman is also accused of taking photographs of a group of naked detainees.

Her lawyers tried to get some charges dismissed on the ground that the prisoners weren't really injured because they had sandbags on their head and didn't know they were being photographed.

Trial is set for May 12. Given the judge's ruling, it could be a good time for Reservist Harman to make a deal. Background on her case is here.

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    Re: Judge Won't Dismiss Sabrina Harman Charges (none / 0) (#1)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Thu Mar 10, 2005 at 11:18:13 AM EST
    I think that the judge should go ahead and throw her behind in jail. Prisoners or not, no one deserves to be treated that way.