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CALGARY — The fate of a Canadian reservist charged in a fatal training accident in Afghanistan has been placed in the hands of a military jury.
Maj. Darryl Watts, 44, faces charges that include manslaughter, unlawfully causing bodily harm, breach of duty and negligent performance of duty.
Cmdr. Peter Lamont, the military judge overseeing the court martial in Calgary, delivered a two-hour charge to the five-member jury panel late Saturday afternoon.
“The time has come for you to make your finding,” said Lamont.
“You have now heard all of the evidence. In every court martial there are two judges. I am one — you are the other,” he said.
“You are the judges of the facts. You — not I — will determine the evidence in this case.”
Cpl. Josh Baker, 24, died and four other soldiers were injured when a Claymore anti-personnel mine, packed with 700 steel…
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