Courts & Crime

November 10, 2010 7:32 AM

'Dope-smoking soldiers' testimony is unreliable, Afghan civilian killings case lawyer says

The attorney for a Stryker soldier accused of concocting schemes to kill civilians in Afghanistan turned the charges on his accusers Tuesday, arguing that it’s just as likely that his platoon mates were behind the crimes. In a Joint Base Lewis-McChord court, Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs’ attorney called those accusers “dope-smoking soldiers in a combat zone” who made unreliable statements to investigators when they painted Gibbs as the mastermind of plots to murder Afghans.

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