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UPDATE ~ National Guardsman Berg sentenced to 18 months for killing Iraqi policeman

[JURIST] US military judge Lieutenant Colonel Richard Anderson sentenced National Guard soldier Dustin Berg to 18 months in prison late Monday after he pleaded guilty to negligent homicide [JURIST report] in the deadly shooting of an Iraqi police officer. Berg initially said the Iraqi police officer had pointed an gun at him to prevent Berg from reporting insurgent activity before changing his story multiple times and eventually admitting to the killing. Berg, a soldier with the Indiana National Guard [official website], also admitted to purposely shooting himself and lying to cover up the killing. Along with his sentence Berg also received a bad-conduct discharge from the military. AFP has more.

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