April 29, 2005

Akbar sentence: Death

Sgt. Hasan Akbar is led from the Staff Judge Advocate Building after being sentenced to death at Fort Bragg, NC Thursday evening. (AFP/Yahoo!)
After seven hours of deliberation, a military court sentenced Army Sergent Hasan Akbar to death last night for a fatal grenade attack on his comrades a year ago.

Akbar tossed grenades and fired a rifle into tents where fellow soldiers were sleeping in Kuwait, killing Cpt. Christopher Seifert and Maj. Gregory Stone and wounded 14 others from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY.

On Thursday morning, Akbar made a statement in court, apologizing for a fatal grenade attack on his comrades.

"I apologize for my actions," he said. "When I did that I felt my life was in jeopardy and I had other problems."

Bull. He knew exactly what he was doing, and should suffer the consequences for it.

Akbar will be taken to the military's death row unit at Ft. Leavenworth, KS where he will stay while any appeals are worked out, and await his fate.

Posted by mhking at April 29, 2005 10:41 AM

You reap what you sow.

Posted by: t4k at May 4, 2005 04:34 PM
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