So is she off the hook, or what?
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A military judge on Wednesday threw out Lynndie England's guilty plea to prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib, saying that he was not convinced that she knew that her actions were wrong at the time she committed them.
Col. James Pohl entered a plea of not guilty for England to a charge of conspiring with Pvt. Charles Graner Jr. to maltreat detainees at the Baghdad-area prison.
The action came after Graner testified at England's sentencing hearing that pictures he took of England holding a naked prisoner on a leash at Abu Ghraib were meant to be used as a legitimate training aid for other guards.
When England pleaded guilty Monday, she told the judge she knew at the time that the pictures were taken purely for the amusement of the guards.
Pohl said the two statements were unable to be reconciled.
"You can't have a one-person conspiracy," the judge said before he declared a mistrial and dismissed the jury of five men and one woman.
HUH? But ... but ... she said she knew the pictures were taken for shits and giggles. Head. Going. To. Explode.
Also, I love how she's carrying a Pepsi in the photo. I smell an endorsement deal when all is said and done. Move over, Britney! Here comes Lyndie!