CAMP SPEICHER, Iraq (AP) -- Two soldiers based at Fort Campbell are accused in the killing of an Iraqi detainee.
First Lt. Michael Behenna is accused of keeping the man blindfolded and bound in the back of an armored vehicle for more than two hours before taking him into the desert where he was slain.
Military prosecutors have accused Behenna of stripping the detainee naked, shooting him in the head and chest and then watching as another soldier set fire to the body with an incendiary grenade. He also allegedly tried to cover up the killing.
Behenna and the other soldier, Staff Sgt. Hal M. Warner, face charges of premeditated murder, assault, making a false official statement and obstruction of justice in the death of Ali Mansour Mohammed.
They are assigned to D Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell which straddles the western Kentucky-Tennessee border.
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