Army soldier has first day in court.

By Daniel Curtis - bio | email

Fort Rucker, Ala. (WSFA) -   An army soldier has his first day in court Wednesday.

Army specialist Dedrick Fisher Sr. is charged with manslaughter in the death of his five month old son.

Officials held an article 32 investigation which is the first step in the general court martial process; they're exploring whether fisher is responsible for the death of his son.

"Once all the evidence is presented then the investigating officer will render a report and they will make a determination as to whether or not there is enough evidence to support the charge, then whether or not to go forward to a general court martial," explained Maj. Susana Watkins, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for Fort Rucker.

Commanding General Major General James Barclay is the convening authority for general court martial at Fort Rucker.

He will make the final decision on whether this case proceeds to court martial.