Soldier gets 60 days for Afghanistan misconduct

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Posted: Mar 02, 2011 7:54 PM
Soldier gets 60 days for Afghanistan misconduct

A judge at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Washington state has sentenced a soldier to 60 days hard labor and a bad conduct discharge for misconduct in Afghanistan.

Spc. Corey Moore of Redondo Beach, Calif., pleaded guilty to some accusations _ that he kicked a witness in a drug investigation and stabbed a corpse. The judge found the 22-year-old not guilty of several other charges, including conspiracy to beat up a whistleblower and wrongfully trying to impede an investigation.

The trial took place Wednesday after a one-day delay.

Moore is one of a dozen 5th Stryker Brigade soldiers accused of crimes in Afghanistan. Five are charged with murder in the deaths of three Afghan civilians.