Sgt. John Russell
An Army sergeant was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole for the 2009 killings of five fellow service members at a combat stress clinic in Iraq.
A military judge at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington could decide Monday whether an Army sergeant who fatally shot five fellow service members in Iraq acted with premeditation.
Sgt. John Russell is charged with fatally shooting five service members at a combat stress clinic in Iraq. One of his victims was Pfc. Michael Edward Yates Jr., 19, of Federalsburg, Md.