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Bragg lieutenant charged with the deaths of 2 Afghans

Court-martial to begin Tuesday

Jul. 29, 2013 - 08:07PM   |  
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The court-martial for a first lieutenant charged with the deaths of two Afghan men is scheduled to begin Tuesday at Fort Bragg, N.C., officials announced.

First Lt. Clint A. Lorance, 28, deployed with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

He is charged with two specifications of murder of “a male of apparent Afghan descent by means of shooting him with firearms,” and one count of attempted murder of an Afghan male, according to an Army release.

Lorance is also accused of wrongfully and willfully discharging a firearm into a populated village, making a false official statement, and wrongfully impeding the investigation into the deaths of the Afghans.

The incident occurred in July 2012. According to local news reports, Lorance was leading a patrol in southern Afghanistan when he ordered his men to shoot two Afghans who approached the patrol on a motorcycle. Two other Afghan men were arrested.

A website set up in Lorance’s defense, www.defendoursoldier.com, says Lorance joined the Army as a military policeman and served a 15-month deployment to Iraq. He then attended the University of North Texas and was commissioned in May 2010.

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