Soldier charged in Afghan death released

Frank Spinner, left, and Cpt. Mark Opachan, center, defense attorneys for Spc. Jeremy Morlock, of Wasilla, Alaska, talk to reporters, Wednesday, March 23, 2011, following the court martial for Morlock at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state. Morlock, a U.S. soldier who pleaded guilty Wednesday to the murders of three Afghan civilians, was sentenced to 24 years in prison after saying "the plan was to kill people" in a conspiracy with four fellow soldiers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

April 22, 2011 5:20:44 PM PDT
One of five soldiers charged with killing Afghan civilians for sport was released from Army custody on Friday and placed on electronic monitoring pending his court-martial.