US soldier sentenced for murder of Afghanistan civilians

[JURIST] A soldier with the US Army [official website] was sentenced on Friday for his role in murdering an unarmed teenage Afghan civilian. Private Andrew Holmes was sentenced to seven years in prison [AFP report] as part of a plea deal that he agreed to on Thursday. Holmes pleaded guilty [JURIST report] to shooting the civilian, but pleaded not guilty to previous charges of premeditated murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Holmes also pleaded guilty to one count each of…

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