Lynndie England Sentenced to Three Years
Bump and Update: Lynndie England was sentenced to three years in prison.
Original Post: 9/26
Abu Ghraib prison guard Lynndie England was convicted today six of the seven counts against her.
England, 22, was found guilty of one count of conspiracy, four counts of maltreating detainees and one count of committing an indecent act. She was acquitted on a second conspiracy count.
The jury of five male Army officers took about two hours to reach its verdict. Her case now moves into the sentencing phase, which will determined by the same jury. She faces a maximum 10 years in prison.
The photos of her holding a prisoner by a leash and pointing at their genitals while smiling - and her own statement taken shortly after the investigation commenced - did her in.
"The accused knew what she was doing," said Capt. Chris Graveline, the lead prosecutor. "She was laughing and joking. ... She is enjoying, she is participating, all for her own sick humor."
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