Roselle Army sergeant will spend six months in prison for Iraqi prisoner abuse
Roselle Army Sergeant Javal Davis was sentenced to six months in prison for his role in the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal Friday.
According to Davis' attorney Paul Bergrin, the sentencing came after about six hours of military jury deliberations. The terms of his sentence were the lightest given to any soldier involved in the Abu Ghraib prison case.
Davis was given a bad-conduct discharge from the Army and his rank was reduced to private.
The 27-year-old reservist admitted to his actions as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. Davis could have faced up to six and a half years in prison, but his jail time was reduced as part of the agreement with prosecutors. Since you are taken into immediate custody in the military, Davis has already begun serving his time.
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