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Alleged US Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl to enter a plea Monday

Posted/updated on: October 12, 2017 at 9:33 am
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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A military judge will consider delaying the trial of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

The U.S. Army has scheduled a court martial hearing for Monday where Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to enter a plea in his desertion case.

Bergdahl “has requested via defense counsel to enter a plea with the court on Monday,” U.S. Army Forces Command said in a scheduling statement Thursday.

His court martial will now be held a week ahead of the previously scheduled start date of Oct. 23, according to the statement.

Bergdahl faced charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy after his release in May 2014 from a five-year captivity by the Taliban in Afghanistan.

This a breaking story. Please check back for updates.

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