After serving 1,061 days in pre-trial confinement, Joseph Bozicevich will now spend the rest of his days in prison.
Bozicevich was sentenced Wednesday morning to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Bozicevich also was reduced in rank from sergeant to private, will lose military pay and benefits and will be dishonorably discharged. He was transported to the Liberty County jail after the trial, and will serve his life sentence at the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
Bozicevich was found guilty on May 25 of two charges of pre-meditated murder in the deaths of Staff Sgt. Darris Dawson and Sgt. Wesley Durbin. Bozicevich was convicted of shooting and killing the two men on Sept. 14, 2008, while deployed to a forward patrol base near Baghdad, Iraq. All three soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.