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'Thrill Kill' Ringleader Guilty

Soldier Calvin Gibbs led gang that killed Afghan civilians for fun

(Newser) - Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs "had a charisma, a 'follow me' personality," a prosecutor told a military court this week. "But it was all a bunch of crap. He had his own mission: murder and depravity." Gibbs, leader of a "thrill kill" gang of US... More »

Inside the Afghan Kill Team's Four-Month Killing Spree

Officers long ignored suspicious signs, writes Mark Boal for 'Rolling Stone'

(Newser) - How did the US Army's self-proclaimed " kill team " get away with murdering unarmed Afghan civilians for so long, with little to no intervention by officers? That's the question Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal addresses in a lengthy Rolling Stone article on the murders and the cover-ups, in which... More »

Soldier Who Killed Afghans for Sport Gets 24 Years

Jeremy Morlock pleads guilty to 'Kill Team' murders

(Newser) - A soldier who confessed to killing unarmed Afghan civilians for sport has been sentenced to 24 years after entering a guilty plea. Jeremy Morlock, of Wasilla, Alaska, has agreed to testify against four other soldiers involved in the case that's being called the Afghan Abu Ghraib , reports the New York ... More »

'Crazy' Sergeant Urged US Troops to 'Kill for Sport'

Army ignored warning about death squad team leader, say soldier's parents

(Newser) - Soldiers charged with murdering Afghan civilians for kicks are blaming a "crazy" sergeant that the parents of one said they warned the Army about. In a chilling videotaped interrogation, Corporal Jeremy Morlock recounts being ordered to kill civilians during heroin-, opium-, and hash-fueled raids. At one point, Sergeant Calvin... More »

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