Alexis Hutchinson

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Army Charges Single Mom for Going AWOL

She faces prison time for refusing to deploy to Afghanistan

(Newser) - The Army has filed court-martial charges against Alexis Hutchinson, an Army cook who refused to deploy to Afghanistan because she couldn't find anyone to look after her 1-year-old son. Hutchinson, 21, is charged with "missing movement" and absence without leave, among other things, reports the Savannah Morning News . Missing... More »

Army Arrests Single Mom Who Won't Deploy

Superiors told her to put 10-month-old baby in foster care

(Newser) - A single mom faces potential criminal charges after she skipped her deployment to Afghanistan to care for her 10-month-old son. Spc. Alexis Hutchinson, an Army cook, says she couldn’t find anyone to care for the boy, and that when she told her superiors of her dilemma, they said she’... More »

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