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Soldier gets 100 years for rape, killing

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posted on Feb, 23 2007 @ 01:37 AM
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Soldier gets 100 years for rape, killing


Source Link: news.yahoo.com

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - A U.S. soldier was sentenced to 100 years in prison Thursday for the gang rape and murder of an Iraqi girl and the killing of her family last year.

Sgt. Paul E. Cortez, 24, also was given a dishonorable discharge. He will be eligible for parole in 10 years under the terms of his plea agreement

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posted on Feb, 23 2007 @ 03:59 AM
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Sentenced to 100 years in prison but eligible for parole after 10?

Thats kinda silly.



posted on Feb, 23 2007 @ 04:05 AM
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Sorry, I hate when people do this to me, but I must mention this same article came about earlier. Not much attention brought to it though.

Second US Soldier Found Guilty in Iraqi Slayings

It's so hard to post stories these days that haven't already been covered.



posted on Feb, 23 2007 @ 04:31 AM
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Originally posted by neformore
Sentenced to 100 years in prison but eligible for parole after 10?

Thats kinda silly.


I agree, especially since murder of a civilian was involved.
Typically, these are referred to as war atrocities, but it seems there was a little mingle-cajingle-manangle going on, and he pulled a light sentencing phrase. Eligible for out-time to perform tasks.



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