Military Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Monday unexpectedly took the stand at his sentencing listening to to apologize to service members who acquired wounded looking for him.
Bergdahl was the primary witness that the protection introduced as they started placing on their proof within the sentencing listening to.
They hadn’t beforehand made it recognized that Bergdahl would handle the courtroom — and his remarks have been his most in depth in courtroom but.
He started with a press release apologizing to those that looked for him, choking up at occasions.
“My phrases can’t take away what the individuals have been by means of,” he stated.
Underneath questioning by his personal attorneys, he additionally gave a prolonged description of his brutal 5 years of captivity by Taliban allies.
He gave an un-sworn assertion, which means that the decide will think about it however Bergdahl gained’t be cross-examined by the prosecutors.