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BREAKING NEWS ~ Soldier convicted of murder for Kuwait grenade attack

[JURIST] AP is reporting that a military jury has convicted Army Sgt. Hasan Akbar of murder and attempted murder in a grenade attack on fellow soldiers in Kuwait.

8:05 PM ET ~ Akbar, 33, was charged with killing two fellow soldiers and wounding 14 others [JURIST report] in the attack, which took place in the early stages of the Iraq war. The sentencing phase of Akbar’s court-martial begins Monday, and the 15-member jury will consider the death penalty. Prosecutors say Akbar told investigators that he carried out the attack out of fear that his comrades would kill fellow Muslims during the conflict. AP has more.

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