Soldier Sentenced for Role in General's Death

By: 11 News
By: 11 News

Jurors in the case of Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer, Junior, decided on a sentence Monday night.

He's facing fines, restriction to the Post, and will get a letter of reprimand, but no jail time for his role in the death of an Iraqi general.
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Prosecutors wanted jurors to sentence him to two years in prison, and give him a dishonorable discharge.

A jury of six Army officers began deliberating Monday after convicting Welshofer on Saturday.

The Fort Sarson soldier was found guilty of negligent homicide and negligent dereliction of duty, but acquitted of murder and assault.

Welshofer could have faced up to three years and three months in prison, dishonorable discharge, and other penalties


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