Fallujah defendant admits killing, pleads guilty to dereliction of duty
Sgt. Jermaine Nelson will not get any jail time and could get honorable discharge, attorney says. (Note: this comment is a potential problem. In the military system, the judge is not supposed to know the terms of the agreement until he or she announces the sentence in open court.)
Sgt Nelson pleaded guilty to two specifications of dereliction of duty in connection with the shooting death of an unarmed detainee during the opening hours of the November 2004 battle for the Iraqi city of Fallujah.