Thursday, November 10, 2011

Army Sergeant Convicted of War Crimes

Posted By on Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 4:53 PM

Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs was found guilty today of all charges for his role as an accused ringleader in a series of war crimes. Gibbs was convicted in a military courtroom at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, outside of Seattle.

On Sept. 22, Boise Pfc. Andrew Holmes was sentenced to seven years in prison for killing an unarmed 15-year-old Afghan boy as part of the string of crimes. The so-called "kill team" was accused of slaying Afghan civilians in January 2010.

Gibbs was convicted of three counts of premeditated murder, conspiracy to commit murder, impeding an investigation and dereliction of duty. A court martial panel will determine if Gibbs will face life in prison with or without the possibility of parole.

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