Army Discharges Mother Who Refused Deployment
The single mother enlisted in the army that refused deployment to Iraq is being discharged.
As previously reported 21-year-old Spc. Alexis Hutchinson was arrested by military police after purposely missing her flight to Iraq saying that she had no one to watch her 13-month old son.
The army filed criminal charges against Hutchinson but has since decided to grant her an administrative discharge.
The army requires that single parents make a care plan for their children before they can deploy.
Hutchinson says she had a care plan in order and planned to have her son live with her mother in California. Her mother declined however saying that caring for the boy would be too much for her to handle.
With the discharge she's been demoted to a private and will lose the benefits provided for herself and her family.