Thursday, November 10, 2011

Soldier Is Convicted of Killing Afghan Civilians for Sport

New York Times

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — The soldier accused of being the ringleader of a rogue Army unit that killed three Afghan civilians last year for sport, crimes that angered Afghan leaders and villagers and rattled high levels of the American military, was found guilty of all charges on Thursday.

The soldier, Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs, 26, of Billings, Mont., was found guilty of three counts of murder, of conspiring to commit murder and several other charges, including assaulting a fellow soldier and taking fingers and a tooth from the dead. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole...[Full Article]

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