UPDATE ~ US soldier found guilty of murdering Iraqi teen

[JURIST] Following up a JURIST report from earlier today, US Central Command [official military website] has now announced that Staff Sgt. Jonathan J. Alban-Cardenas has been convicted of one count of murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder during a general court-martial at the 1st Cavalry Division courthouse in Camp Liberty, Baghdad. A military judge handed down the verdict and sentence of one year confinement, reduction to the lowest pay grade, and a bad conduct discharge. Read the Central Command news release.

 

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