A mentally ill U.S. soldier accused of killing an Afghan detainee plans to plead guilty to premeditated murder on Wednesday in exchange for a substantially reduced prison term, his lawyer said. Full story
Benjamin Foster, 24, has agreed to pay $250 in fines as part of a plea deal. The former member of Tim Pawlenty’s presidential campaign staff has pleaded guilty to public intoxication. Full story
The attorney for Casey Anthony, who will stand trial in the murder of her toddler daughter, says an abrupt adjournment was due to a private matter, not a reported plea deal. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports.