(WTVD-TV) Newly filed papers are calling a former Army prosecutor's credibility into question, as the attorney for a soldier convicted of murder continues a fight for clemency.
John N. Maher, a Chicago-based attorney for 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, filed the papers earlier this month.
Lorance was sentenced to 20 years in the Fort Leavenworth prison for ordering his soldiers to open fire on three men riding motorcycles through an Afghanistan war zone. It happened during the summer of 2012. Two men died, and the prosecutors concluded they were innocent civilians. The Army also said Lorance had put his soldiers in danger by issuing the orders.
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Lorance was sentenced on Fort Bragg during the summer of 2013, following a court martial in which platoon members testified there was no reason to shoot the unarmed men. Lorance has always maintained that he did what he believed was right, in order to protect his troops.