U.S. Identifies Soldier Accused Of Killing Five Fellow Troops In Iraq
BAGHDAD — An Army sergeant who was due to leave Iraq soon after three tours has been charged with murder and aggravated assault in the fatal shooting of five fellow soldiers at a military counseling clinic in Baghdad, a U.S. official said Tuesday. Sgt. John M. Russell was taken into custody outside the clinic following Monday's shooting at Camp Liberty, said Maj. Gen. David Perkins. It was the deadliest case of soldier-on-soldier violence since the Iraq war began in 2003.