'AJC': Document Suggests Soldier Shot Iraqi Detainee Under Orders

By: An Army document reportedly says a Georgia soldier charged with murdering a detainee in Iraq shot the man under orders from a sergeant.

The story is in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Specialist Christopher P. Shore of Winder, Georgia, and Sergeant First Class Trey A. Corrales of San Antonio are charged with premeditated murder.

The case involves the June 23rd slaying of an unidentified man near Kirkuk.

The newspaper obtained the Army document charging the soldiers by e-mail from Iraq.

The military did not immediately reply to an e-mail request for the document by The Associated Press.

The charge sheet says Corrales shot the detainee before "directing his subordinate, Specialist Christopher P. Shore, to then shoot the detainee."

Lieutenant Colonel Michael Browder was relieved of his command in connection with the investigation. he military has said Browder is not a suspect and has not been charged.

Both Shore and Corrales could receive the death penalty if convicted by court-martial.


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