Documents Released in Iraqi Abuse Case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Four Fort Carson soldiers accused of killing an Iraqi general last year allegedly used an electrical cord to help end his life.

That's according to charging documents in the case against Sergeant First Class William Sommer, Specialist Jerry Loper and Chief Warrant Officers Lewis Welshofer and Jefferson Williams. The soldiers have been charged with murder and dereliction of duty in the death of Major General Abed Hamed Mowhoush last November.

According to a Pentagon report given to Congress in June, the soldiers allegedly put the general inside a sleeping bag, then bound him to prevent him from moving.

At the time of the death, all four soldiers were assigned to the Third Armored Cavalry Regiment based at Fort Carson. All have since returned to the United States. Williams has transferred to the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade at Fort Gordon, Georgia.

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