Sgt. John Russell

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US Soldier Pleads Guilty to Murdering 5 Fellow Troops

Plea deal will allow Sgt. John Russell to avoid capital punishment

(Newser) - US Army Sgt. John Russell pleaded guilty today to intentionally murdering five fellow servicemen and women in Iraq in 2009, as part of a deal that will allow him to avoid the death penalty. The judge hasn't decided whether or not to accept the plea deal yet, though he... More »

Soldier Charged With 5 Murder Counts in Iraq Clinic Shooting

Sgt. John Russell was asked to seek help

(Newser) - The US Army today identified Sgt. John Russell as the man being held in the shooting deaths of five soldier at a stress clinic on a US base in Baghdad yesterday, CNN reports, as details of the assault emerged. Commanders had asked Russell, a 44-year-old Texan on his third tour... More »

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