US soldier sentenced to three years in prison for murder of wounded Iraqi

[JURIST] US military officials said Saturday that a US soldier has been sentenced to three years in prison for killing a severely wounded Iraqi. As previously reported in JURIST's Paper Chase, Staff Sgt. Johnny M. Horne Jr., 30, of Winston-Salem, N.C., had pleaded guilty on Friday to unpremeditated murder of the Iraqi teen August 18 during fighting in Baghdad's Sadr City. Horne also received a reduction in rank to private, forfeiture of wages, and a dishonorable discahrge. AP has more.

 

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