February 21, 2008 |
A soldier who had been charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed Iraqi was convicted by a military jury at Wheeler Army Airfield of aggravated assault. Spc. Christopher Shore had insisted that his platoon leader ordered him to kill the man on June 23 near Kirkuk, Iraq, and that he intentionally fired to miss. Aggravated assault carries a maximum of eight years in prison, a dishonorable discharge and a drop to the Army's lowest pay grade, but lawyers said Shore could receive a lighter sentence.
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November 15, 2007 |
SAN DIEGO -- In the biggest such case in decades at the Marine boot camp here, former Marine Corps drill instructor Sgt. Jerrod Glass was convicted Wednesday by a military jury on eight counts related to the abuse of recruits. Glass, 25, who was charged with kicking, punching, slapping and ridiculing the young men, could face 9 1/2 years in prison and a dishonorable discharge.
February 18, 2007 |
A 22-year-old Marine lance corporal was sentenced Saturday to eight years in the brig and a possible dishonorable discharge in connection with the killing of an unarmed Iraqi man last year, the toughest sentence yet meted out in the high-profile case. Lance Cpl. Robert Pennington pleaded guilty to kidnapping and conspiracy in the shooting death of 52-year-old Hashim Ibrahim Awad in the village of Hamandiya. In exchange for his plea, a murder charge was dropped.
January 16, 2005 |
A military jury sentenced Spc. Charles A. Graner Jr. to 10 years in prison Saturday and ordered him discharged from the Army, dismissing his defense that he was following orders from his superiors to torture and humiliate detainees inside Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. The sentence was handed down after Graner took the witness stand. Graner said that though he was obeying his commanders, he was willing to shoulder part of the blame for embarrassing the U.S.
November 4, 2004 |
Charles Robert Jenkins, the GI who deserted to North Korea, was given a 30-day sentence Wednesday by a military judge after testifying to four decades of harrowing conditions under the communist regime that were widely acknowledged to be worse than a prison term. The 64-year-old Jenkins, who frequently burst into tears during his court-martial at this U.S. military camp near Tokyo, said that he was kept in conditions of near-starvation and that the North Koreans removed the U.S.
September 4, 2004 |
A National Guardsman was sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted of trying to aid Al Qaeda by detailing ways to destroy U.S. weapons and kill soldiers to undercover agents, the Army said in Seattle. Spc. Ryan Anderson, 27, was convicted on all five counts of attempted treason and related charges by nine officers in a court-martial that ended late Thursday.