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US soldier pleads guilty to murders of 3 Afghans

 


US soldier pleads guilty to murders of 3 Afghans

ROBIN HINDERY, Associated Press

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A 22-year-old U.S. soldier pleaded guilty Wednesday to the murders of three Afghan civilians, telling a military judge "the plan was to kill people" in his coordinated conspiracy with four fellow soldiers.

Spc. Jeremy Morlock of Wasilla, Alaska, was court-martialed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord south of Seattle, where he pleaded guilty to three counts of murder, and one count each of conspiracy, obstructing justice and illegal drug use in exchange for a maximum sentence...



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