Court martials moved from Afghanistan to Ft. Bragg, N.C.
Pvt. Danny Chen’s grieving family got a reason to cheer Wednesday after the Pentagon announced it was moving the trials of eight soldiers accused of hounding the New Yorker to death from Afghanistan to the U.S.
The commander at Ft. Bragg, N.C., “has agreed to accept court-martial jurisdiction over the eight Soldiers charged in relation to the death” of Chen, Army spokesman Randy Randolph said in a statement.
Told of the decision, Chen’s parents said they were happy with the switch.
“We are very pleased to hear the news that the court martials have been transferred to the United States,” they said in a statement. “We will now have an opportunity to watch justice being brought for our son.”
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