- Seattle Lawyer John Henry Browne Says He Plans to Defend US Staff Sgt. Accused in 16 Afghan Slayings
Seattle Lawyer John Henry Browne Says He Plans to Defend US Staff Sgt. Accused in 16 Afghan Slayings
Posted Mar 15, 2012 3:35 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
A well-known Seattle criminal defense lawyer, John Henry Browne, says he has been retained by a U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan, the News-Tribune reports.
The unidentified 38-year-old staff sergeant is "from here, and he knows who I am,” said Browne. His new client, not yet criminally charged, is expected to face some kind of military review in a case the lawyer calls "more political than legal." It appears that Browne may participate in the defense along with a military lawyer who has been appointed to defend the suspect.
Among the high-profile clients Browne has previously represented are the so-called Barefoot Bandit, Colton Harris-Moore, and, decades ago, notorious serial killer Ted Bundy.
Additional and related coverage:
New York Times: "Suspect in Afghan Deaths Flown to Kuwait as Evidence Arises That He Acted Alone"
Seattle Times (1998): "For The Defense—Bundy, Ng, Pang And An Eagle Scout: Attorney John Henry Browne Has Defended Them All With His Own Peculiar Style"