Lawyer for 'Barefoot Bandit' Will Represent Afghan Massacre Suspect

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The next step in the legal process will be the preferring of criminal charges against the soldier. Once those charges are presented the soldier's identity will be made public. Military service members have the option of including civilian attorneys to work with their military lawyers as their cases navigate through the military court system.

The soldier's family was immediately notified of his role in the shootings and was transferred from off-base housing to Joint Base Lewis McChord for their protection.

Browne told reporters it was unlikely the media would hear directly from the accused soldier soon.

"I've specifically asked him not to talk about anything about the case until I can sit down with him face-to-face," Browne said.

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