Today, The defense for PFC. Bradley Manning delivered its opening statement in his trial.
David Coombs, Manning’s defense lawyer, opened with an account of an incident that occurred in Iraq on December 24, 2009. An American military convoy was moving through and a vehicle with five civilians moved to the side of the road to get out of the way.
A roadside bomb went off and missed the convoy but injured all five civilians in the car. One civilian died en route to the hospital.