US solider pleads guilty to murdering Afghan civilians

The Jurist

Specialist Jeremy Morlock pleaded guilty Wednesday to three counts of murder as part of a plot contrived with fellow soldiers to kill Afghan civilians. At the court-martial, held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Morlock also pleaded guilty to one count each of assault, one count each of assault, conspiracy, obstructing justice and illegal drug use in exchange for a maximum sentence of 24 years in prison.

According to the plea-agreement, Morlock agreed to testify against his co-defendants. [full story]

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