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3 US soldiers charged with murder in Iraqi deaths


tommie gorman
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So now we get into the fine lines of war. Were they executed according to war, or murdered. This should prove interesting. My first guess is they will take the fall for bad judgement and not see much happen. Fall guys of sorts.

FRANKFURT, Germany - Three American soldiers were charged with murder Wednesday in the deaths of four Iraqis who were bound, blindfolded, shot in the head and dumped in a Baghdad canal last year.

Four other U.S. soldiers have already been charged with conspiracy in the deaths, which apparently came shortly after the Iraqis were captured in April 2007. The Iraqis were killed in retribution for casualties within the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, according to military prosecutors.

The Army said in a statement released Wednesday that Sgt. John E. Hatley, 40; Sgt. 1st Class Joseph P. Mayo, 27; and Sgt. Michael P. Leahy Jr., 26

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