Saturday, January 13, 2007


Soldier gets 18 years for murder

`A US soldier has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to murdering three prisoners during a raid on a suspected al-Qaeda compound in Iraq last year.

The case is one of two involving soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division accused of killing Iraqis during a deployment to Iraq that ended in September.

Specialist William Hunsaker, 24, pleaded guilty to murder, attempted murder and obstruction of justice during a hearing at Fort Campbell in Kentucky.’

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