A U.S. soldier who blew the whistle on his fellow soldiers’ links to the killing of civilians in Afghanistan — and who himself is accused of one slaying –has been moved to solitary confinement for his safety, a source said.
Spc. Adam Winfield, 21, told Army investigators that he alerted his father to the civilian killings early this year and told him that he feared for his own life, according to an interrogation tape obtained by CNN. His father tried and failed to get the military to intervene, Winfield’s attorney, Eric Montalvo, said.
Winfield now is held in a military facility at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington along with other soldiers he said instigated the killings. Some of those soldiers are facing charges in connection with three slayings of civilians, and Winfield would be a key part of any case against them.
Winfield contacted his father about the serial killing ring inside his Stryker Brigade squad, and his father, Christopher Winfield, telephoned the Army but with little result, Montalvo said. The father’s phone calls, from the family’s home in Cape Coral, Florida, and the failure of the Army to take swift action to intervene are the focus of a separate military investigation, an Army spokesman said.
A U.S. soldier who blew the whistle on his fellow soldiers' links to the…
by Tactical-Life.com / Oct 5, 2010