A Penske rental moving van should be sitting outside Terry and Barb Hartman's new Lake Tapps home. But crooks made off with the van, which was filled with all of their possessions. The couple had just moved from Spokane.
An Army staff sergeant accused of massacring Afghan civilians must undergo an official sanity review before a mental health defense can be presented, the military judge overseeing the case said Thursday.
Stories of the massacre came, one by one, over a live video link from Afghanistan into a military courtroom outside Seattle: torched bodies, a son finding his wounded father, boys cowering behind a curtain while others screamed "We are children! We are children!"
The sentence came shortly after Pierce County Judge Katherine Stolz reluctantly allowed Marc Gilbert to an Alford plea of guilty to 14 reduced counts of child molestation in the second and third degree.