John Russell

Iraq killings
11:19 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Judge: Soldier premeditated Iraq killings

Soldiers assisting with communications and security tasks stand at lower left outside the building at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., where the court-martial for U.S. Army Sgt. John Russell began, Monday, May 6, 2013.
Ted S. Warren Associated Press

A military judge has found Army Sgt. John Russell guilty of premeditated murder in the 2009 killings of five fellow service members at a combat stress clinic in Iraq.

Russell now faces a sentencing phase to determine whether he will face life in prison with or without the possibility of release.

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