Officer Faces Court Martial On Murder Charges

FORT BRAGG (AP) - An Army officer is scheduled to face a court martial on charges that he ordered soldiers under his command to shoot and kill two Afghan citizens during his deployment to the country in 2012.

First Lt. Clint A. Lorance's trial is scheduled to start Tuesday morning at the new Fort Bragg Court House.

Lorance deployed to Afghanistan in 2012 with the 4th Brigade Combat Team.

In addition to the two murder charges, Lorance also faces charges of attempted murder, making false statements, ordering soldiers to wrongfully discharging their firearms into a populated village and impeding the investigation into the shootings.

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