US soldier found guilty of killing Afghan civilian

By REUTERS
July 28, 2011 03:58

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

NASHVILLE - A US National Guardsman who shot an Afghan electrician in the head at close range last year was found guilty of premeditated murder on Wednesday in his court-martial at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Sgt. Derrick Miller will be sentenced in the near future, post spokesman Bob Jenkins said.

Prosecutors had argued that Miller shot and killed Atta Mohammed in September in Masamute Bala, Afghanistan, with a Beretta pistol. They said Miller took another soldier's weapon, straddled the man on the ground and then shot him.

Miller's attorney, Charles Gittins, had argued that Miller shot the Afghan civilian in self-defense and entered a plea of not guilty, saying his client had perceived the man a threat.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 16, 2018
Woman killed in hit and run near Havat Gilad outpost

By JPOST.COM STAFF