April 28, 2005

Hassan Akbar Sentenced To Death In GI Killings


Hassan Akbar, the Sgt. responsible for firing shots and discharging a grenade into the tent of his fellow soldiers has been sentenced to death for his crimes. It was reported that he gave no emotion to the verdict but stood at attention silently while it was read.

Just hours earlier Sgt. Akbar gave the only apology in the trial. He gave a barely audible and short apology and nothing more. It consisted of these words:

“I want to apologize for the attack that occurred. I felt that my life was in jeopardy, and I had no other options. I also want to ask you for forgiveness.”
The sentence is subject to automatic appeal. If he is executed it will be by lethal injection.

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Posted by aakaakaak at April 28, 2005 10:19 PM

I've got mixed emotions on the death penalty, but I've got none on it for this guy. If there is anyone who ever deserves death it is a tratior against his own nation! Good ridance! Let's hope it deters others.

Posted by: Jay at April 29, 2005 08:36 AM

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Posted by: Jay at April 29, 2005 11:15 AM

And with it being in the military, hopefully this will not be a 20-year appeal process. I still call for a public hanging.

Posted by: Ogre at April 29, 2005 11:45 AM

I think he should be sent back to his former platoon members. I think they could carry out justice quite well.

Posted by: DreadCthulhu at April 29, 2005 02:06 PM

I can't remember the last time a military prisoner was put to death; it may have been in World War II. I think it is likely he will serve a life sentence instead.

Posted by: HB at April 29, 2005 05:34 PM

I believe I heard that the last soldier to be put to death was during WWII. This guy deserves it.

Posted by: William Teach at April 29, 2005 07:26 PM

Duct tape Akbar to a chair, place him in a tent. Show him a box of 20 grenades. Tell him that one is live and the other 19 are dummies. Every five minutes toss one in the tent at his feet. Of course make the first fifty or so dummies. then blow the piece of excrement to Allah!

Posted by: Billy Budd at April 29, 2005 08:52 PM

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Posted by: jess @ LOSLI at April 29, 2005 09:39 PM

Jeremy, I think this guy definately deserved what he is getting and I agree also that his platoon could take care of him nicely! I love the new site by the way!! Very nice!!

Posted by: Julie at May 3, 2005 05:46 AM

Lethal Injection My a**! Shoot the SOB! Better yet, stuff a couple of hand grenades up his wazoo and light 'em!

Posted by: Macker at May 5, 2005 01:06 AM
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