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Posted: 3/4/2006 5:03:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/4/2006 5:03:49 PM EDT by Red_Beard]
Army to Launch Probe Into Tillman Death
Mar 04 5:44 PM US/Eastern
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By BOB BURNS
AP Military Writer

WASHINGTON

The Army said Saturday it will launch a criminal investigation into the April 2004 death of Pat Tillman, the former professional football player who was shot to death by fellow soldiers in what previous Army reviews had concluded was an accidental shooting by members of his own unit.

Col. Joseph Curtin, an Army spokesman, said the Defense Department office of inspector general had reviewed the matter at the Army's request and concluded that a criminal probe was warranted.

Members of the Tillman family were notified on Friday, Curtin said.

Curtin said the scope of the new investigation by the Army Criminal Investigation Command, had not yet been determined in detail.

A Pentagon official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the new investigation has not been formally begun, said it would focus on possible charges of negligent homicide.
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