One of Five American Soldiers Accused of Killing for ‘Fun’ Confesses
September 28, 2010
US (ChattahBox U.S. News) – A soldier who is accused of forming a ‘kill group’ with four other soldiers who are believed to have murdered Afghan civilians for fun has confessed to the crimes.
Specialist Jeremy N. Morlock spoke on video about the killings, including one of a man who he said was unarmed, and who they pulled from his home to murder for sport.
According to Morlock, he had the other three soldiers were led by Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs, who came on base a few months before the murders began bragging of what he had “gotten away with” in Iraq. Morlock claims that it was partially fear of Gibbs that led him to assist in the killings of three men.
He also blames an addiction to prescription drugs, such as painkillers, muscle relaxers and anti-depressants being misused. The 22-year-old was hurt after being caught by an IED, and says that it may also have been a factor.
Whatever the reasoning, he and the other four are facing the death penalty for war crimes, which included keeping body parts of the victims and taking photographs with their corpses.
See the video of his confession below. Please note that some viewers may find it disturbing.