The family of the CIA officer who was killed in a Taliban prison uprising is unhappy with the plea bargain struck by John Walker Lindh Monday.
Mike Spann's mother said it's evident that Lindh could have saved her son's life with a warning that explosives were in the prison.
Spann, a Winfield native, had interrogated Lindh when the American Taliban was captured in Afghanistan.
Gail Spann said they are still hoping justice can be delivered to the man she considers one of her son's killers.
Walker will now serve 20 years in prison.
The following is a text of the plea agreement that U.S. prosecutors struck with John Walker Lindh, allowing the defendant to avoid life imprisonment.
Statements of Facts
Paul J. McNulty
United States Attorney
Randy I. Bellows
David N. Kelley
John S. Davis
Assistant United States Attorneys
After consulting with my attorney and pursuant to the plea agreement entered into this day between the defendant, John Lindh, and the United States, I hereby stipulate that the above Statement of Facts is true and accurate, and that had the matter proceeded to trial, the United States would have proved the same beyond a reasonable doubt.
We are counsel for the defendant. We have carefully reviewed the above Statement of Facts with him. To our knowledge, his decision to stipulate to these facts is an informed and voluntary one.
James J. Brosnahan
George C. Harris
William B. Cummings
Attorneys for John Lindh