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US soldier gets 8 months for killing of Iraqis





ibay
They killed unarmed and blindfolded Iraqis during detention.
Quote:

BERLIN (Reuters) - A U.S. soldier who pleaded guilty to involvement in the fatal shooting of detainees in Iraq early last year has been sentenced to eight months in jail and will be discharged from the armed forces, the army said Thursday.

Specialist Stephen Ribordy, 25, pleaded guilty at a court martial in Germany to being an accessory after the fact, the army said in a statement. A charge against him of conspiracy to commit premeditated murder was dismissed.

As part of his guilty plea, Ribordy agreed to testify in the trials of other soldiers involved, it added.

Ribordy was present when four unarmed, handcuffed and blindfolded Iraqi detainees were shot dead near a canal in Baghdad in March or April 2007, U.S. military newspaper Stars and Stripes reported, citing court testimony.

An army spokesman was unable to confirm the details of the incident and said the bodies had never been found.

Three other U.S. soldiers have been identified by witnesses as the shooters: Sergeant First Class Joseph P. Mayo, the platoon sergeant, Sergeant Michael P. Leahy Jr., a senior medic and an acting squad leader, and First Sergeant John E. Hatley, the spokesman said, citing court proceedings.


Complete story here:
http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE49169G20081002?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews
ocalhoun
See... US soldiers in Iraq are not there to kill indiscriminately.
When they take it into their own hands and disobey the rules, they are punished according to the UCMJ.
He did get off relatively easy, but that is probably in exchange for testifying against the others who were with him doing it.
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