An Army investigating officer at Joint Base Lewis-McChord recommends that a Stryker soldier accused of murdering three civilians in Afghanistan stand trial.
Col. Thomas Molloy found that Spc. Jeremy Morlock should be held accountable for any actions he might have committed. Molloy noted that Morlock was viewed by fellow soldiers “as an effective, reliable, engaged team leader,” rather than the picture painted by defense attorneys of a soldier impaired by prescription drugs and bullied by his squad leader.
Molloy’s recommendation this week does not guarantee that Morlock will go to a court-martial. That decision is up to Col. Barry Huggins, commander of the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, and it is expected within the next few weeks.
“A final decision has not been made,” Maj. Kathleen Turner, a spokeswoman at the base, said Wednesday.