Prosecutors Want Death Penalty For Retired Soldier In 1985 Murders

Military prosecutors argued today that a retired soldier should face his third capital murder trial for a 1985 triple murder because newly tested D-N-A evidence links him to the crime.

The request concluded an Article 32 hearing for Army Master Sergeant Timothy B- Hennis.

Hennis was acquitted in a civilian court nearly two decades ago for the rape and murder of an Air Force captain's wife and the murders of two of their daughters.

Defense attorney Frank Spinner questioned whether the D-N-A evidence was reliable because of the sample's age and a broken chain of custody.

Hennis was recalled to active duty last year so the Army could pursue new charges.

Military prosecutors say Hennis should be considered for the death penalty.