Alone at controls, co-pilot sought to destroy plane, prosecutor says

The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight locked himself in the cockpit and, with apparent cool precision, deliberately slammed into snow-capped mountains, French prosecutor Brice Robin says, in a stunning twist to a tragedy that killed all 150 people aboard. “People who commit suicide usually do so alone ... I don’t call it a suicide,” Robin says.

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In Bergdahl case, the rare charge of misbehavior

The more serious of two charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is a rare and obscure charge called “misbehavior before the enemy,” one that left military lawyers struggling to recall the last time it was leveled against a U.S. service member. Whereas desertion carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a conviction of misbehavior before the enemy can result in a life sentence.


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