2nd Sailor Punished in Iraqi Detainee Case

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A military court has sentenced a
second Navy sailor who pleaded guilty to conspiring with a shipmate
to beat an Iraqi prisoner.

Petty Officer 2nd class Thomas Broadway was sentenced Friday in
Jacksonville to 45 days confinement. His rank was also reduced to
the and was given a bad conduct discharge. Based on the pretrial
agreement that led to his plea and the fact that his tour of duty
ended in December, the 10-year veteran won't actually receive the
bad-conduct discharge.

Broadway pleaded guilty to joining with Seaman Trevor Slane in
punching and kicking a handcuffed Iraqi detainee. The Navymen, who
were stationed on a Mayport, Fla.-based ship, were supposed to be
guarding the detainee at Camp Bucca, Iraq.

The men said the detainee had thrown feces on Slane.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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