Army general can enter new plea

Rejection of deal in sex-assault case improper, judge rules

Posted: March 11, 2014 at 3:58 a.m.

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — The military judge overseeing the court-martial of Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair, accused of sexually assaulting a 34-year-old captain formerly under his command, ruled Monday that Army officials may have been improperly influenced when they rejected Sinclair’s offer to plead guilty to some charges before the trial.

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