|General's defense to try for plea deal in sex case
Updated Mar 11, 11:46 AM
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Attorneys for an Army general charged with sexual assault said Tuesday that they have decided to try to renegotiate a plea bargain with a new set of military officials after the judge determined that the case may have been improperly influenced by political concerns.
Gen Jeffrey A. Sinclair announced their decision.
But he reviewed newly disclosed emails in Sinclair's case and said he found the appearance of "unlawful command influence" in Fort Bragg officials' decision to reject a plea bargain with the general in January.