Jordanian Soldier Convicted In Killing Of 3 American Troops

AMMAN, Jordan — A military court convicted a Jordanian soldier on Monday in the shooting deaths of three U.S. military trainers at a Jordanian air base and sentenced him to life in prison with hard labor.
The defendant had pleaded “not guilty,” saying he opened fire because he feared the base was coming under attack.
“The parents of one of the slain U.S. soldiers and the father and sister of another sat quietly as the judge announced his ruling to a crowded courtroom.
Marik al-Tuwayha said: “I have all the respect for the king, but I was doing my job.
As he was led out of the courtroom, 1st Sgt.

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