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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - March 31, 1994, Darmstadt, HesseThe of frs and stripes vol. 52, no. 347 500 thursday March 31,1994 d 8693 retraces horror she quotes husband As saying i planned this calculated this is Ken George sgt Stephen j. Schap in Handcuffs and chains is escorted to the Lanau courtroom. By Mark Kinkade staff writer Hanau Germany Diane Schap wept wednesday As she recalled How her husband forced her to look at her Lover s severed head. Look Diane Glover s Here. Hell sleep with you every night Only you won sleep at night sgt. Stephen j. Schap Tola his wife in her Hospital room according to her Testi Mony wednesday. Diane Schap courtroom appear Ance came during the third Day of he husband s court martial in Hanau. Stephen Schap is charged with pre meditated murder Glover in connection with the stabbing and be heading of spec. Gregory w. Glover at Sickels army Airfield in Fulda on dec. 7. A crowd of More than 50 people including several Schap family members listened for nearly four hours As the 26 year old wife spoke of a troubled marriage her love affair with the 21-year-old specialist and the night her husband brought Glover s head to her bedside in a German Hospital. She also confirmed that Glover was the father of her unborn child. Stephen Schap 26, carried Glover s head in a gym bag into the room where his wife was staying for pregnancy prob. Lems. I studied this she quoted him As say ing after he set Glover s head on a night stand. I planned this. I calculated Schap stared at his wife throughout the testimony looking away Only to take a few notes. At one Point following a Brief see related Story on Page 4 a _ _. Recess he watched his wife intently As she entered the room and walked to the wit Ness stand. Visibly pregnant Diane Schap never looked at her husband staring straight ahead As she testified. She said her four year marriage was falling apart in the months before the killing. The first year went very Well the wife said. After that there were a lot of communication problems that led to a the couple married in a private Cere Mony in Baltimore in 1989, she said. Her see horror on Page 4 4 Schap jurors sat together on earlier murder trial by Craig Marti staff writer Hanau Germany four of the seven jurors in the murder trial of sgt. Stephen j. Schap this week were jurors in another murder court martial earlier this month. It s not unusual to be jurors on two trials said it. Col. Charles e. Trant the military judge presiding Over both trials. What makes it unusual is that there were two murder Schap is on trial this week charged with premeditated murder for the slaying and beheading of spec. Gregory w. Glover in Fulda. Earlier this month four of the seven Schap jurors were on the court martial panel of spec. Edward a. Ricard Iii who admitted beating to death his 1-year old daughter and tossing her body from the fourth floor Balcony of his military quarters also in Fulda. In that Case jurors were not asked to determine guilt or innocence but to impose a sentence after hearing the Evi Dence. " ,. Both cases fell under the jurisdiction of the Hanau court martial convening authority meaning the military court tapped the same Pool of 10 to 12 jurors. Trant would not comment tuesday specifically about the Schap trial. However he did comment about jury selection procedures for courts martial. Jurors Are selected from a Pool of offi cers warrant officers and noncommissioned officers chosen by their command ers As being representative of the Community. The 10 to 12 names Are then placed on a jury duty roster similar to other military rosters for additional duties. They re chosen by sex race rank see jurors on Page 4 Kitzinger urged to play hardball with offenders by Dave Melancon Wurzburg Bureau Kitzinger Germany residents angry with Graffiti damaged buildings and problem schoolchildren demanded tuesday that the Community adopt a three strikes you re out discipline policy. Speaking at the Community s town Hall meeting tuesday residents said they were fed up with repeat offenders and irresponsible parents. Several told Community leaders that repeat offenders should be ousted from school or even shipped Back to the United states. The Call for tougher discipline and greater Parent responsibility came during discussions of in school suspensions in which pupils May stay in school while being punished and about Graffiti splashed upon Marshall Heights buildings. Parents need to be held responsible and account Able for those children said Kim Wiggins a mar shall Heights resident. Kids that Are disrupting the classroom Are allowed Back into the classrooms. Parents will not take it should be three strikes and you re out just see hardball on Page 2 rites held for 23 killed in Pope fab crash see Page 6 inside today intelligence soldiers the hard Rock experience see s in lurks Magazine

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