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Hearing set in death of Fort Bragg paratrooper

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FORT BRAGG, NC (AP) -- A hearing similar to a grand jury proceeding is scheduled for a Fort Bragg soldier charged with making false statements about the death of a fellow paratrooper. Spc. Tyler Cain is scheduled for a so-called Article 32 hearing in a military court at Fort Bragg on Wednesday.

The 21-year-old North Carolina native is accused of obstructing justice in the investigation into the death of 19-year-old Spc. Morganne McBeth of Fredericksburg, VA. McBeth was a medic who died of a stab wound to the chest at a military base in Iraq on July 2.

Spc. Nicholas Bailey of Pflugerville, TX, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and obstruction of justice in the case. Bailey's Article 32 hearing is scheduled for Jan. 4.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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