US soldier re-charged in 'mercy killing' of Iraqi civilian

[JURIST] Military prosecutors have re-charged US Army Second Lt. Erick Anderson in connection with the killing of a wounded Iraqi teenager in August 2004, according to Anderson's uncle. Anderson and the other soldiers involved in what witnesses described as a rescue attempt say the teen was inside a burning truck and they decided the best course of action was to "put him out of his misery." The original charges against Anderson [JURIST report] were dropped in January [Cleveland Sun report] while investigation of the incident continued; it was anticipated at the time that they would be re-filed. The Anderson family and their supporters, including two members of Congress, are scheduled to hold a press conference on his case in Cleveland Monday. Aljazeera has more.



 

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