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U.S. Soldier Gets No Jail Time for Killing Iraqi General

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Posted on Jan 24, 2006
Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer Jr.
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Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer Jr.

AP: FORT CARSON, Colo. - A military jury has recommended that an officer once facing up to life in prison for the interrogation death of an Iraqi general be given only a reprimand, a decision that drew applause from soldiers.

Initially charged with murder, Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer Jr. now faces no jail time, the forfeiture of $6,000 in salary and what amounts largely to a barracks restriction for 60 days. |  | story

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