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Platero sentenced to life without parole

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POSTED: June 14, 2012 9:07 a.m.

The Fort Stewart soldier who was found guilty Tuesday of killing his two Army roommates in 2010 at a U.S. base camp in Iraq was sentenced to life without parole Wednesday.

Spc. Neftaly Platero was sentenced to life for the murders of Pfc. Gebrah Noonan of Watertown, Conn., and Spc. John Carrillo Jr. of Stockton, Calif. Platero was also found guilty of attempted premeditated murder of Pfc. Jeffrey Shonk.

Platero’s sentence included a reduction in rank to private, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and dishonorable discharge from the Army.

Platero, 34, of Kingwood, Tex., was found guilty of two specifications of premeditated murder and one count of attempted premeditated murd Tuesday after the five-member military panel deliberated for approximately 90 minutes.

The court-martial found that Platero killed two of his comrades, Noonan and Carrillo Jr. and critically wounded Shonk in September 2010 while deployed to Iraq.

All men were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division.

Spc. Neftaly Platero was sentenced to life without parole today for the murders of Pfc. Gebrah Noonan of Watertown, Conn., and Spc. John Carrillo Jr. of Stockton, Calif. Platero was also found guilty of attempted premeditated murder of Pfc. Jeffrey Shonk.

Platero’s sentence included a reduction in rank to private, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and dishonorably discharged from the Army.

 

 

 

Platero,

34, of Kingwood, Texas was found guilty of two specifications of premeditated murder and one count of attempted premeditated murder Jun. 12 after the five-member military panel deliberated for approximately ninety minutes.

 

 

 

The

court-martial found that Platero killed two of his comrades, Noonan and Carrillo Jr. and critically wounded Shonk in September 2010 while deployed to Iraq.

 

 

 

All

were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division.

 

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