Friday, April 29, 2005

Akbar Sentenced to Death

US Army Sergeant Hasan Akbar has been sentenced to death by a military jury for murdering two officers in Kuwait just prior to the start of the US invasion of Iraq. Hasan rolled grenades into a tent and assaulted fellow soldiers with his rifle. 14 were wounded.

From News 14 Carolina:
"I want to apologize for the attack that occurred. I felt that my life was in jeopardy, and I had no other options. I also want to ask you for forgiveness,"

"He is a hate-filled, ideologically driven murderer," chief prosecutor Lt. Col. Michael Mulligan said. He added that Akbar wrote in his diary in 1997, "My life will not be complete unless America is destroyed."
Now your life really is in jeopardy, Hasan.