Sentencing for Army general could wrap Wednesday


FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The sentencing hearing for an Army general who admitted to inappropriate relationships with three subordinates is expected to wrap up after testimony by character witnesses.

Lawyers for Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair say they'll call about 10 more character witnesses but should be finished by the afternoon. Prosecutors will have a chance for a short rebuttal, then a judge will decide the general's fate. Whether he'll deliberate for minutes or days isn't known.

Sinclair faces a maximum of 21 ½ years in prison and dismissal from the Army, but will likely wind up with a far less severe punishment.

The judge will give Sinclair a sentence that can't exceed terms in the agreement struck between defense lawyers and military attorneys over the weekend, but hasn't been made public.

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