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US soldier sentenced to 25 years for murder of Iraqi National Guardsman

[JURIST] A court-martial Saturday in Tikrit sentenced US Army Specialist Federico Merida to 25 years in prison for murdering a member of the Iraqi National Guard in May, 2004. Merida had pleaded guilty to the killing.

In addition to the 25 year sentence, Merida will be dishonorably discharged and will receive a reduction in rank. AP has more.

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