Miraculous Memory or Coaching of a Witness?

One of the key witnesses for the prosecution during the three-day court-martial of Army Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart, a highly-decorated combat veteran and Green Beret, was long-time German taxi cab driver Monika Haug.

This is the front of the hotel where the alleged crimes took place.

This is the front of the hotel where the alleged crimes took place.

During questioning six months before the trial, according to official documents, Haug told German police officials, “I’m sorry I don’t see her in front of my eyes anymore right now,” later adding, “I believe she had blonde dyed hair.  I don’t remember her clothing or age right now anymore.”

During the trial one year after she had allegedly picked up Stewart’s 28-year-old accuser in front of the Stuttgart-Marriott Hotel in Sindelfingen, Germany, Haug was able to remember accurate details about Stewart’s accuser (i.e., that she was wearing knee-high boots, had long black hair, etc.) that she wasn’t able to remember when it should have been fresh on her mind.  A miracle perhaps or was it coaching by prosecutors that helped Haug “improve” her memory?

To learn more about that question and others that surfaced in this case of military justice gone awry, order a copy of Three Days In August.  [WARNING: This book is guaranteed to make your blood boil.]

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