McKinney Claims Alibi in Sexual Misconduct Trial

Lawyers for Sgt. Maj. Gene McKinney, the army’s former top enlisted man, charged with sexual assault and harassment of six female soldiers, claimed that McKinney was obtaining an oil change for his car at about the same time that a pregnant subordinate, Sgt. Christine Roy, accused him of assaulting her.

McKinney’s lawyers presented an auto repair shop’s records indicating that he arrived at 7:55 p.m. on October 30, 1996. Roy claims that McKinney attacked her between 8:00 and 8:15 p.m. that same evening.

The auto repair shop’s manager, Wilbur Canada, testified that he didn’t remember seeing McKinney that night, but that McKinney had come into the shop months later and asked to review the records for October 30. Canada granted McKinney’s request. He also testified that McKinney’s entry was written in both blue and black ink.

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