Court Martial Set For Soldier Charged in Insurgent's Death

By: AP
By: AP


FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A soldier from San Antonio goes on trial
Monday at Fort Hood on court-martial charges for allegedly killing
a wounded insurgent in Iraq.
Sgt. Leonardo Trevino faces up to life in a military prison and
a discharge if convicted of premeditated murder and other charges.
Trevino was involved in a gun battle last summer in Iraq that
left one insurgent dead and another wounded.
According to testimony at an earlier military trial, Trevino
shot the unarmed man to death after ordering an Army medic to
suffocate him.
Trevino is also accused of lying to his superior and planting a
gun on the dead man.
Trevino's attorney says the witnesses lack credibility and hold
grudges against their former squad leader because Trevino
disciplined them when they made mistakes.
Trevino's two co-defendants were acquitted on charges stemming
from the incident.


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