A US Army sniper was sentenced to 10 years in prison yesterday after a court martial found him guilty of murdering an Iraqi civilian. The Iraqi was shot when he stumbled upon the sniper's hideout, and a weapon was planted on the body to make it appear that the victim was a terrorist, reports the Los Angeles Times.
"When I came to Iraq, I didn't come over to do the wrong thing," testified shooter Sargeant Evan Vela. "My experience in Iraq is with me every day. I have to live with this every day for the rest of my life. I am truly sorry for what happened. "