Thursday, September 22, 2011

GI admits sport killing in Afghanistan

A US trooper accused together with five other GIs of killing civilians for sport, while stationed in Afghanistan has pleaded guilty to the crime.Private 1st Class Andrew Holmes had been suspected of taking part in the slayings of three Afghans in the Kandahar Province in the south of Afghanistan last year.The 21-year-old confessed in a court on Thursday in Washington that he had fired a heavy machinegun at an unarmed man from 15 feet away after a co-defendant had pelted him with a grenade, the Associated Press reported.

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