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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Federal charge still possible in soldier's shooting

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 6:23 AM

Daris Long of Conway told Congress yesterday of his unhappiness about the Army and federal response to the killing of his son, Andy, outside a Little Rock military center by a man who claimed political motives. Efforts are underway in Congress to award Long a posthumous Purple Heart because of the circumstances of his slaying by Adulhakim Muhammad. Long favors a federal prosecution of Muhammad, who's pleaded guilty and received a life sentence to state charges.

A note: Channel 4 provides a statement from U.S. Attorney Chris Thyer, who says, in part:

Because there is no statute of limitations for murder, the possibility of a federal prosecution still exists; however, it would not be appropriate to comment further on that possibility.

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