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Army Sgt. Bozicevich back in court for sentencing

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) - An Army sergeant convicted of murder is returning to a Fort Stewart courtroom after the sentencing phase of his trail was postponed for weeks.

Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich (BOZ-eh-vich) of Minneapolis was scheduled to return Monday before the court-martial that convicted him last month of shooting two fellow U.S. soldiers in Iraq.

Military jurors still must decide whether to sentence him to life in prison with or without a chance of parole. The judge ordered a long break in the trial after Bozicevich's lead defense attorney was injured in a skydiving accident over the Memorial Day weekend.

Prosecutors tried unsuccessfully to seek the death penalty for Bozicevich in the 2008 slayings of Staff Sgt. Darris Dawson of Pensacola, Fla., and Sgt. Wesley Durbin of Dallas while their unit served in Iraq.

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