Current military trial holds special significance for Roselle Army reservist
? A Roselle Army reservist charged with abusing Iraqi prisoners hopes his lawyer can gain valuable information from the trial of another man charged with the same crime.
Sergeant Javal Davis is facing abuse charges stemming from the time he spent stationed at Iraq?s Abu Ghraib prison. Davis and his lawyer, Paul Bergrin, began focusing on the hearings of another man charged in the abuse scandal.
Specialist Charles Graner appeared in a Texas court Friday and learned some charges stemming from the prisoner abuse allegations were being dropped. Bergrin says the dropping of charges is an indication that the government?s case is weak, which is good news for Sergeant Davis.
According to Graner?s lawyers, the tactics employed at the prison were the results of direct orders. Bergrin says he plans to use the same strategy during Davis?s scheduled court date of February 1.