Four US Soldiers in Iraq Charged with Cruelty to Fellow Soldiers
Four US soldiers station in Iraq have been charged with cruelty and maltreatment to their fellow soldiers in their platoon.
Sgt. Enoch Chatman, Staff Sgt. Bob Clements, Sgt. Jarrett Taylor and Spc. Daniel Weber of B Troop, 2nd Squadron, 13th Calvary Regiment from Fort Bliss, Texas have all been charged and accused of abusing other male soldiers in both physical and verbal ways.
A military spokesman told FOX News that the abuse may have led to the suicide of 19-year old Army Pvt. Keiffer Wilhem, who shot himself in the head four days after arriving in Iraq earlier this month.
Each soldier has different charges laid against him.
Enoch Chatman has been charged with four counts of cruelty and maltreatment, one of making a false statement, and one of reckless endangerment, and could face up to 10 years in prison and a dishonorable discharge.
Bob Clements has been charged with four counts of cruelty and maltreatment, three of making a false statment and one of impending an investigation, and one of reckless endangerment; he could face up to 25 years in prison.
Jarrett Taylor has been charged with two counts of cruelty and maltreatment, one of making a false statment and one of reckless endangerment, and could face up to eight years in prison.
Daniel Weber was charged with three counts of cruelty and maltreatment, one of reckless endangerment and one of impending an investigation. He could face nine years behind bars.
Their division, Multi-National Division South is headquartered in Basra, Iraq, but no further details of the incidents have been released.
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