'Kill Team' Soldier Gets 5 Years
David Bram guilty on 7 of 9 charges related to murder, assault of civilians
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2011 12:12 AM CST
US Army sergeant David Bram was sentenced to five years on Friday for crimes committed while serving in Afghanistan.   (US Army)

(Newser) – A US Army sergeant was sentenced to five years in jail on Friday for his role in the infamous "Kill Team" of soldiers, who committed war crimes while serving in Afghanistan, reports the New York Daily News. David Bram, the eleventh soldier convicted of crimes related to the Kill Team, was found guilty on seven of nine charges, including solicitation to commit murder, conspiracy to commit assault, and attempting to thwart the investigation into the killing of innocent Afghans. Bram cried after hearing his sentence, saying "I truly do understand the weight of what I've done" and "pray I have not deterred any young Americans from serving their nation."