05 Jul '12, 11pm

Court upholds GI’s conviction in Iraqi’s death

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/07/ap-court-upholds-soldier-michael-behenna-conviction-iraqi-prisoner-death-070612/ Court upholds GI’s conviction in Iraqi’s death By Sean Murphy - The Associated Press Posted : Thursday Jul 5, 2012 19:08:15 EDT OKLAHOMA CITY — A military appeals court on Thursday narrowly rejected a request by a Fort Campbell, Ky., soldier to overturn his conviction for killing an unarmed Iraqi prison detainee in 2008. In a 3-2 opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces upheld 1st Lt. Michael Behenna’s 2009 conviction for unpremeditated murder in a combat zone. Behenna, who is from Edmond, Okla., is serving a 15-year prison sentence at a military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Related reading 1st lt. appeals conviction in Iraqi’s death (April 23) Prosecutors say Behenna took detainee Ali Monsour Mohammed to a secluded railroad culvert and ...

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