Medical Expert Witnesses To Testify In Soldier’s Death

A North Carolina-based paratrooper charged in the death of another soldier he helped subdue outside a bar has agreed to a plea bargain and could testify against five other soldiers, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

Sgt. Christopher Mignocchi, 22, of Hollywood, Fla., had been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death last summer of Pfc. Luke Brown, 27, of Fredericksburg, Va., The Fayetteville Observer reported Tuesday. He will plead to a lesser charge that is being determined. Boyle’s attorneys asked for medical expert witnesses to testify about the condition of Brown’s heart and whether alcohol and energy drinks may have affected it.

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