4:50 p.m. update: The Army’s prosecution of Sgt. John Russell kicked off this afternoon with an argument that the soldier knew exactly what he was doing when he worked his way through a Baghdad combat stress clinic shooting anyone he saw.
Russell, 48, two weeks ago pleaded guilty to killing five of his fellow service members in May 2009, but he contends the shootings took place “in a rage” when he had little to no control of his emotions. He would not plead guilty to premeditated murder.
Prosecutors today began to make their that Russell showed premeditation in the attack, arguing …