US officer charged with premeditated murder of wounded Iraqi

US officer charged with premeditated murder of wounded Iraqi

[JURIST] Second Lt. Erick J. Anderson has been charged with premeditated murder and conspiracy to commit premeditated murder for the shooting of a wounded Iraqi man, the US military said Monday. The military has been investigating whether Anderson gave permission to two soldiers to shoot an injured Iraqi man, whom they thought would die anyway from his injuries. Staff Sgt. Cardenas Alban appeared for a pre-trial hearing before a military court last month and the second soldier involved in the incident, Staff Sgt. Johnny Horne, is scheduled to appear before a judge at a later date. Read the Central Command press release and more from AFP.