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Army Throws Out Negligent Homicide Case Against Soldier From Evergreen

DENVER (AP) – The father of an Army captain from Colorado says the Army has thrown out his son’s negligent homicide conviction in the deaths of two Iraqi civilians.

Peter Bjork lives in Evergreen and practices law in Denver. He says the Army recently notified him that the negligent homicide conviction of his son, Capt. Carl Bjork, had been set aside because of a legal error. Bjork’s remains convicted of reckless endangerment, which stemmed from the booby trapping of an arms cache in Iraq.

He was convicted in a court martial in Iraq in May 2010.

Pentagon-based U.S. Army spokesman Troy Rolan could not immediately provide details of the decision. The Army will return $13,500 taken from his salary as part of a sentenced handed down.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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