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Soldier due in court on Iraq Army slaying charges

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) - An Army sergeant charged with slaying his superior and another U.S. soldier in Iraq last year is due back in a military courtroom in Georgia.

Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday before a military judge on murder charges at Fort Stewart. The military base's commanding general referred the case to a general court-martial two weeks ago.

Bozicevich, 39, is accused of fatally shooting Staff Sgt. Darris Dawson of Pensacola, Fla., and Sgt. Wesley Durbin of Dallas in September at a patrol base in Iraq. Witnesses have said the soldiers were shot after they tried to counsel Bozicevich for poor performance.

Bozicevich could face the death penalty if he's convicted. His attorney has said Bozicevich acted in self defense.


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