U.S. Army dismisses charges against soldier in Afghan murder

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Posted: Feb 03, 2012 10:43 PM
U.S. Army dismisses charges against soldier in Afghan murder

(Reuters) - The U.S. Army dismissed all charges against the last of five soldiers to face court-martial in the murder of unarmed Afghan civilians, according to a statement from the Army's Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Friday.

Specialist Michael Wagnon was charged with killing an Afghan national in Afghanistan during a tour of duty in February 2010.

(Reporting By Mary Slosson. Editing by Peter Bohan)