A military hearing has been canceled for a Fort Carson soldier accused of shoving a civilian into the Tigris River in Iraq. First Lieutenant Jack Saville waived his right to an Article 32 hearing Tuesday. The hearing was scheduled to begin Wednesday, and would have determined whether Saville would be court-martialed.
The 24-year-old Army officer is charged with involuntary
manslaughter in the death of the Iraqi man, who was forced to jump
from a bridge over the river on January Third. A second Iraqi man survived the fall.
Two other soldiers involved in the incident, 21-year-old
Specialist Terry Bowman and 24-year-old Sergeant Reggie Martinez,
received non-judicial punishments today. Details were not released.
A third soldier is awaiting the outcome of his case.