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Three US soldiers ordered to stand trial for murder of Iraqi general

[JURIST] Three US soldiers attached to Fort Carson [base website], Colorado, have been ordered to stand trial for murder in connection with the death of an Iraqi general [JURIST report]. Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer, Chief Warrant Officer Jeff L. Williams, and Spc. Jerry Loper are charged with murder, assault, and dereliction of duty during combat actions. On November 26, 2003, Maj. Gen. Abed Mowhoush died during an interrogation at a makeshift prison in western Iraq. Prosecutors say Mowhoush suffocated [AP report] when he was shoved headfirst into a sleeping bag and sat on. No date has been set for the trial. The Colorado Springs Gazette has local coverage.

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