April 30, 2005

Pfc. Lynndie England to Plead Guilty for Pointing at Tiny Penises

Serial 'torturer' Pfc. Lynndie England is set to plead guilty for her part in the Abu Ghraib abuse scandal which consisted of playing human pyramid with naked men and for pointing out the already well known fact that next to a giant American penis, no one can really compare.

USA Today via Blogs of War:

Pfc. Lynndie England, the Army reservist shown in some of the most notorious photos in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, will plead guilty to abusing Iraqi detainees in a case that sparked global outrage against the United States and its military.

England, 22, faces a maximum sentence of 11 years in prison as part of the plea deal, which still must be accepted by a military judge, her attorney, Rick Hernandez, said Friday. She had been facing up to 16 years.

The plea deal came four days before England was scheduled to go on trial in a military court in Fort Hood.

"This is in her best interests," Hernandez said.

England was one of seven members of the Maryland-based 372nd Military Police Company charged with humiliating and assaulting Iraqi detainees at the prison near Baghdad. She became a focal point of the scandal after photos of her surfaced, including one that showed her smiling and posing with nude prisoners stacked in a pyramid.

In another picture, she is smiling and pointing at a naked detainee's genitals while a cigarette dangles from the corner of her mouth.

England will plead guilty Monday to seven of the nine counts against her: two counts of conspiracy, four counts of maltreating prisoners and one count of dereliction of duty, Hernandez said. The other charges — committing indecent acts and failure to obey a lawful order — will be dropped, he said.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:09 PM | Comments |