Officer's Sentence Reduced in Detainee Murder
Fort Campbell, KY – An attorney for a Fort Campbell soldier convicted of murdering an Iraqi detainee says the officer has his sentence reduced to 15 years. Attorney Jack Zimmerman says he learned yesterday that Army Clemency and Parole Board cut five years off the 20-year sentence for 1st Lieutenant Michael Behenna. In February 2009 Behenna was sentenced by a military jury to 25 years in prison for shooting and killing an Iraqi detainee during an interrogation. The commanding general at Fort Campbell later reduced the sentence to 20 years.