Army Holds Legal Motions Hearing June 22 in Sgt. Bergdahl Case

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Media Release
U.S. Army Forces Command
Directorate of Public Affairs
4700 Knox Street
Fort Bragg, N.C. 28310

June 22, 2017 | 10:45 a.m.
For Immediate Release

FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Army Judge Col. Jeffery R. Nance continued conducting an Article 39(a) Motions Hearing June 22 on Fort Bragg, N.C., in the case of United States vs. Sgt. Robert B. Bergdahl.

The hearing began at 9:24 a.m. and adjourned at 10:25 a.m. today.

Trial counsel present were: Maj. Justin C. Oshana with assistant trial counsel Maj. Jerrod Fussnecker, Capt. Ann Rutherford and Capt. Nicole Ulrich. Defense counsel present were: Mr. Eugene Fidell and Lt. Col. Franklin D. Rosenblatt with assistant defense counsel Maj. Jason Thomas, Maj. Oren Gleich, Maj. Louis Scapicchio, Capt. Nina Banks, Capt. Jennifer Norvell, and 1st Lt. Lorena Marez.

Counsel for both sides continued to discuss a motion about the potential admissibility of testimony by individuals involved in the search for Sgt. Bergdahl, should the court-martial reach a sentencing phase. The judge also discussed with counsel an updated written questionnaire for potential military panel members, known as jurors in civilian legal proceedings.

The next legal-motions hearing date currently is scheduled for July 27. The trial currently is scheduled for Oct. 23, 2017, on Fort Bragg, N.C. The voir dire process for potential military panel members currently is scheduled for Oct. 16 – 20, 2017.

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Media may direct questions to the U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs Office at Fort Bragg, N.C., at telephone 910-570-7200 or 910-570-7217, or by
E-mail to john.p.boyce2.civ@mail.mil or
james.e.hinnant.civ@mail.mil.
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