NCIS's JAMES H. CONNOLLY SIGHTING
Confession of Iraqi's killing admissible, military judge finds
Baker said Hutchins spoke to agents on May 11, then voluntarily decided to speak with them again on May 19.
The prosecutor said the agents gave Hutchins “time to sleep on his statement. It was his decision to talk to them.”
Baker said Hutchins “typed his own five-page, single-spaced statement and initialed all the paragraphs.”
NCIS Special Agent James Connolly testified Feb. 27 that Hutchins came up to him near the spot where the 52-year-old Iraqi was killed and told the agent that his squad “got in a firefight with the guy, he was gurgling for breath and they did a 'dead check' on him.”
The NCIS agent said the sergeant also told him “he put three rounds in the guy's head.”
However, Baker said Hutchins was “caught in a lie by the agents” who told him five of his squad members said the incident happened differently.
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