US soldier referred by court martial for 2009 Iraq shooting

By REUTERS
May 18, 2012 22:16

SEATTLE - A US soldier accused of shooting dead five fellow servicemen at a military clinic in Baghdad in 2009 has been referred to stand trial by military court martial, Joint Base Lewis-McChord said on Friday.

Sergeant John Russell faces five charges of premeditated murder, one charge of aggravated assault, and one charge of attempted murder. He faces a maximum sentence of the death penalty. No trial date has been set.


Related Content

Breaking news
February 21, 2018
Poll: Israelis would still vote Likud into power

By JPOST.COM STAFF

Israel Weather
  • 11 - 21
    Beer Sheva
    12 - 20
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 9 - 17
    Jerusalem
    12 - 17
    Haifa
  • 14 - 25
    Elat
    11 - 22
    Tiberias