The Army has reopened an Article 32 hearing in the investigation of the alleged gang-related murder of a Kaiserslautern, Germany-based soldier, an Army spokeswoman said Thursday.

The session will reconvene Friday morning at Kleber Kaserne to allow an additional witness to testify in the case of Spc. Bobby Morrissette, said Lt. Col. Elizabeth Hibner, a spokeswoman for U.S. Army Europe. Morrissette is one of two soldiers charged in the July 3, 2005, killing of Sgt. Juwan Johnson.

The witness was declared “unavailable” for last week’s hearing but is now available to testify, Hibner said. The Article 32, which is the military’s equivalent to a grand jury hearing, ended on Dec. 6.

Three people have requested protection from the Army in the case, which is alleged to be linked to the Chicago-based Gangster Disciples.

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