Omar Khadr - the Canadian accused of killing a U.S. medic when he was 15 and fighting with the Taliban in Afghanistan - was back in court this morning in Guantanamo Bay this morning. And with that, confirmation of what had been speculated for days: he has pleaded guilty to five criminal charges, including murder. We have the latest on Omar Khadr's on-going legal saga.
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Omar Khadr Deal - Derek Stoffel (*Updated Audio)
After eight years of accusations, legal precedents and international political intrigue, Omar Khadr has pleaded guilty to all five charges against him. And his lawyers have finally struck a deal with American military prosecutors. The CBC's Derek Stoffel joined us from outside the hearing room with the latest on this story.
Omar Khadr Deal - David Glazier/Michael Newton
David Glazier has been listening to Derek Stoffel and he's also been watching Omar Khadr's progress through the military justice system with interest. He's a 20-year veteran of the United States Navy and he now teaches at law at Loyola University in Los Angeles. And Michael Newton is a professor of the practice of law at Vanderbilt University law school in Nashville.