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30-day sentence for man accused in soldier suicide

A US Army sergeant has been sentenced to 30 days in prison for his role in the alleged hazing and suicide of a Chinese-American soldier in Afghan.



Fayetteville (North Carolina): A US Army sergeant has been sentenced to 30 days in prison for his role in the alleged hazing and suicide of a Chinese-American soldier in Afghanistan.
A military jury sentenced Sgt. Adam Holcomb on Tuesday. He was convicted of maltreatment of a subordinate and assault consummated by battery. He was cleared of the most serious charge, negligent homicide.
Military prosecutors said Holcomb and seven other soldiers physically and emotionally abused 19-year-old Pvt. Danny Chen before he committed suicide.

The defence argued Chen was an incompetent soldier who killed himself because his family disowned him. His family has denied that.

PTI

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