Army Memo re: Summary of Court-Martial Proceedings of a Private First Class Convicted of Voluntary Manslaughter Against a Detainee

Army memo discussing an August 5, 2004 court martial of alleged murder of Iraqi detainee. The panel found the soldier not guilty of murder, but guilty of the lesser included offense of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced him to a dishonorable discharge; forfeiture of all pay and allowances; reduction to Private (E-1); and three years confinement. This case does not involve misconduct inside the Abu Ghraib prison detention facility.

Doc_type: 
Legal Memo
Doc_date: 
Thursday, August 5, 2004
Doc_rel_date: 
Sunday, May 15, 2005
Doc_text: 

(UNCLASSIFIED)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
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(DAJA-C ). On 5 August, following a two-day contested General Court- Martial convened by the ommander, 1 s` Infantry Division, a court-martial panel consisting of five officer d five enlisted members convicted PFC of voluntary manslaughter. was charged with the unpremeditated murder of an (4 (7.) Iraqi detainee who was apprehended and flex-cuffed by unit personnel followinga (1.1-kc-) -! cordon and search o eration on 28 Feb 04, vicinity Taal Al Jal, Iraq. was
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assigned to 25th ID at the time. The panel foundUMnot guilty of murder, but guilty of the lesser-included offense of voluntary1,0....c// manslaughter and sentenced him to a dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and s an
allowance, reduction to Private (E-1), and three years confinement. The Commander, 1
\-N ----4_6)S- Infantry Division must review the case and sentence, and, if approved, the Army Court of Criminal Appeals will review the case on appeal. This case is the first tried involving the alleged murder of an Iraqi detainee, but has not received extensive media coverage, as it does not involve misconduct inside a detention facility. There is Army Times media interest. (U) PREPARE MEMO
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Approved by BG Wright
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3397
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62