Army Sniper Acquitted of Murder in 2 Deaths

CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq, Sept. 28 – A military jury acquitted an American Army sniper of murder charges on Friday in connection with the deaths of two Iraqi men during the spring, but convicted him of planting incriminating evidence on one of the bodies after the killing.

Specialist Jorge G. Sandoval Jr. received congratulatory embraces from his two military lawyers after the verdict was announced in a small courtroom here, a short armored Humvee ride from Saddam Hussein’s former palace on the grounds of what is now a sprawling American military base.

“Army Sniper Acquitted of Murder in 2 Deaths”
September 29, 2007 – New York Times
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