June 22, 2006

A Few (More) Bad Apples

Actually quite a bloody lot of bad apples:
The incident took place in the town of Hamdania in central Iraq, and is a separate case from the November 19 killing of 24 civilians in Haditha in which other Marines are suspected.

Military criminal investigators examined whether the servicemen fatally shot a 52-year-old disabled Iraqi man, Hashim Ibrahim Awad, in the face, then planted an AK-47 assault rifle and a shovel next to his body to make it appear he was an insurgent placing a roadside bomb...

In a development in a separate case, the military said a fourth Army soldier, Spc Juston Graber, had been charged with premeditated murder in connection with the shooting deaths of three detainees in Iraq on May 9.

The military said on Monday three other soldiers were charged in the same killings and with threatening to kill a fellow soldier if he told authorities the truth about the case.


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