Fort Bragg Soldier Pleads Guilty In Iraqi Deaths

A U.S. Army court-martial has found a soldier guilty of murder in the execution-style slayings of four bound and blindfolded Iraqi detainees in the spring of 2007.

Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Mayo, 27, pleaded guilty Monday to charges of premeditated murder and conspiracy to commit premeditated murder at his court-martial at the U.S. Army's Rose Barracks. A charge of obstruction of justice was dropped by prosecutors.

Mayo, of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, faces the possibility of life in prison and will be sentenced later Monday.

The incident occurred while Mayo was deployed to Iraq.


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  • by Anonymous on Mar 30, 2009 at 04:18 AM
    Could he have been told to do this? If they were at war then, how is it a crime? I don't get this.
  • by it figures Location: nc on Mar 30, 2009 at 04:06 AM
    Sure everybody over there in iraq can drag our people naked through the streets and it is ok. they can be head our people and it is ok. THEY can do whatever in the hell they feel like to us and our counry and we do nothing. Now you have the nerve to sentence one of our own to life in prison for killing one of them!!!!!!! He is a hero in my book!!!!!!
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