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Federal charge still possible in soldier's shooting



Daris Long of Conway told Congress yesterday of his unhappiness about the Army and federal response to the killing of his son, Andy, outside a Little Rock military center by a man who claimed political motives. Efforts are underway in Congress to award Long a posthumous Purple Heart because of the circumstances of his slaying by Adulhakim Muhammad. Long favors a federal prosecution of Muhammad, who's pleaded guilty and received a life sentence to state charges.

A note: Channel 4 provides a statement from U.S. Attorney Chris Thyer, who says, in part:

Because there is no statute of limitations for murder, the possibility of a federal prosecution still exists; however, it would not be appropriate to comment further on that possibility.

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