Tue., July 21, 2009 8:13am (EDT)

Army Sergeant Faces Murder Charges at Fort Stewart
By Edgar Treiguts
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Members of the Army at Ft. Stewart, Georgia. (Photo by Genevieve Bailey)
Members of the Army at Ft. Stewart, Georgia. (Photo by Genevieve Bailey)
An Army sergeant charged with killing two of his colleagues is due back in a Fort Stewart military courtroom today.

Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich, 39, is set to appear before a military judge on charges he murdered his superior and another U.S. soldier last September at a patrol base in Iraq.

Witnesses have said the soldiers were shot after they tried to cite Bozicevich for poor performance. His attorney says his client acted in self-defense.

Bozicevich could face the death penalty if convicted of the charges.