Soldier kills himself in Iraq: Fort Bliss soldiers won’t be tried for homicide

This is the headline by Chris Roberts / El Paso Times

Posted: 10/03/2009 12:00:00 AM MDT

EL PASO — A Fort Bliss soldier who died in Iraq in August killed himself with a gunshot to the head, according to Army investigators.

Four soldiers who have been charged with cruelty toward Pvt. Keiffer Wilhelm in the days leading up to his death will not be tried for homicide, a unit spokesman said Friday in an e-mail from Iraq. And two of those soldiers face lesser punishments after the charges against them were amended, he said.

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