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US soldier to be court-martialed for killing Iraqi driver

[JURIST] The US Army said Tuesday that it will convene a court-martial for US Captain Rogelio Maynulet, accused of murdering an Iraqi driver who had been injured by US soldiers during a militia sweep in May. Lawyers for Maynulet said that the driver was shot out of mercy because of the victim's severe injuries. They also contend that the driver would not have survived anyway according to expert testimony. Reuters has more. JURIST's Paper Chase has background.

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