At Bergdahl's Sentencing, Those Forever Harmed by Search to Speak

Sentencing hearing pushed to Wednesday due to lawyer's family emergency
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 23, 2017 11:55 AM CDT
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl leaves the Fort Bragg courthouse after a sentencing hearing on Monday at Fort Bragg, NC.   (Andrew Craft/The Fayetteville Observer via AP)
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(Newser) – Can two days feel as excruciatingly long as five years? Ask Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was supposed to learn his fate on Monday after pleading guilty last week to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. CNN reports his sentencing hearing has been pushed to Wednesday because of a family emergency a lawyer encountered. He faces up to life in prison, and military judge Army Col. Jeffery R. Nance will determine his sentence. Fox News reports the eventual sentencing hearing could be "dramatic," as Nance is expected to hear testimony from and see evidence related to the two soldiers and a Navy SEAL who saw their lives forever altered after being wounded while searching for the missing Bergdahl. Read on for the stories of the three men, and more on the court proceedings.

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