Daily Weekly is working out of the Tacoma bureau today, at the hearing of Spc. Jeremy Morlock, one of five Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldiers accused of pre-meditated murder in the deaths of three Afghan men. The 22-year-old Alaskan implicated himself and four other soldiers in two taped interviews with Army investigators. Tapes that have just been made public by ABC News.
Morlock's lawyer told The Seattle Times that his client's memory was foggy at the time of the interviews, on account of the 10 different prescription medications he was taking. His lawyer said that Morlock had suffered from four concussive events during his year in Afghanistan and had received permission for a medical evacuation when he was arrested.
Morlock and his fellow soldiers are accused of murdering three men in three separate incidents spanning from January to May of this year. In each, Morlock alleges that unarmed civilians were killed while his unit was on patrol.