U.S. Interrogators Charged With Murder


Four American soldiers, three from Military Intelligence, were charged with murder today in the asphyxiation death of an Iraqi General that prosecutors say occurred during an interrogation session. Interesting passage from the Colorado Springs Gazette account:

One source close to the case said the public might not get more detailed information because much of it is highly classified.

The regiment's commander in Iraq, Col. David Teeples made a single statement about the case before he was reassigned to the Pentagon in June.

"There is no evidence, there is no proof," Teeples said.

Both warrant officers are from a unit responsible for intercepting radio signals and other electronic intelligence duties. Neither is trained as an interrogator.