Sunday, April 20, 2008
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Gwinnett Daily Post
HONOLULU - A Hawaii-based platoon sergeant accused of shooting an unarmed Iraqi and then ordering another U.S. soldier to 'finish him' faces a court martial this week for premeditated murder.
Sgt. 1st Class Trey Corrales of San Antonio faces a minimum of life with parole if convicted.
The Iraqi man was shot multiple times in the head and chest near the town of Kirkuk when Corrales' platoon raided a suspected insurgent hide out on June 23. The U.S. military hasn't been able to identify the man by name.
Pvt. Christopher Shore of Winder, the soldier Corrales allegedly ordered to fire additional shots at the man, was found not guilty of third-degree murder in a February court-martial but convicted of aggravated assault. He was sentenced to 120 days in prison and a two-grade reduction in rank.
Shore, 26, who is currently serving his sentence at a Navy detention facility in Pearl Harbor, is expected to testify at Corrales' court-martial.