Hasan Akbar Convicted

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A military jury convicts an army sergeant of murder and attempted murder in a grenade attack on members of the 101st Airborne Division in Kuwait during the opening days of the Iraq War.
The attack killed two members of the 101st which is based at Fort Campbell.
34-year old Hasan Akbar faces a possible death penalty which the 15 member jury will consider beginning Monday.
Prosecutors say Akbar told investigators he launched the attack because he was concerned U.S. troops would kill fellow Muslims in Iraq.


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