They hate us for our freedom? | War-criminal to serve a mere 18 months for murdering crippled father of 11
Al Jazeera English - Middle East:
Prosecutors said Jodka was one of eight US servicemen, seven marines and a navy medic, who forced Awad from his home in Hamdania outside Baghdad on April 26, shot him and staged a cover-up.
The case is one of a string of incidents that have tarnished the reputation of US forces in Iraq.
John Baker, prosecutor, said Jodka had played a part in the killing of 'a crippled man, a forgiving, simple man' leaving 11 children without a father.
He said Jodka had an opportunity to 'stop the madness' but failed to do so.