Two US soldiers found guilty in killing of Iraqi translator

[JURIST] Two American soldiers were convicted Saturday of charges related to the shooting death of an Iraqi woman who was working with them as a translator. A military judge at Camp Liberty in Baghdad found Spc. Charley Hooser of the US 1st Cavalry Division guilty of involuntary manslaughter and making a false official statement to investigators. Read the Multi-National Force Iraq press release. Spc. Rami Dajani,of the same unit, was additionally convicted on a false statement charge. Read the MNF press release. The death occured at an American base last November. The two men were joking around and Hooser shot at the woman, believing the gun to be unloaded. For 15 days, the two told investigators the woman had shot herself. Both soldiers were sentenced to jail terms, reduction in rank, and bad-conduct discharges. Reuters has more.

 

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