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First Court-Martial in Iraq Prison Abuse to Start

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First Court-Martial in Iraq Prison Abuse to Start

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First Court-Martial in Iraq Prison Abuse to Start

First Court-Martial in Iraq Prison Abuse to Start

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Spc. Jeremy Sivits on Wednesday becomes the first military reservist to face a court-martial in the Iraqi prison abuse scandal. Sivits is expected to plead guilty. Experts say Sivits' testimony could hurt the rest of the defendants, and expect defense lawyers to seek trial delays as investigations into the prisoner abuse continue. Hear NPR's Michele Kelemen.