Hassan Akbar Trial

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Fort Campbell sergeant on trial for a deadly attack at an Army camp in Kuwait wrote in his diary before he was deployed about killing fellow soldiers.

An FBI agent read four passages from Sergeant Hasan Akbar's computer diary during a court martial today.

Akbar wrote about making the choice to kill Iraqis, whom he called his Muslim brothers, or his Army comrades.

He says in one passage that if the Army left him at Fort Campbell and didn't try to humiliate him, he wouldn't do anything. But the passage ended by saying that if he was sent to Iraq, he would, "try to kill as many of them as possible."

Akbar is charged with two counts of first degree murder and is eligible for a death sentence.

Prosecutors say the diary entries show he planned to kill soldiers and that his actions warrant a death sentence.


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