U.S. soldier found guilty of killing Afghan civilian
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||28 July 2011|
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July 28, 2011
A U.S. National Guardsman who shot an Afghan electrician in the head at close range last year has been found guilty of premeditated murder.
Officials say that Sergeant Derrick Miller will be sentenced in the near future.
Prosecutors had argued that Miller shot and killed Atta Mohammed in September in Masamute Bala, Afghanistan, with a Beretta pistol.
They said Miller took another soldier's weapon, straddled the man on the ground, and then shot him.
Miller is a member of a Connecticut National Guard unit that is attached to Fort Campbell, home to the 101st Airborne Division, which is now being rotated home from Afghanistan.
compiled from agency reports