05/18/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

John Hatley Convicted Of Executing Four Iraqi Men

A senior enlisted U.S. Army soldier--Master Sergeant John Hatley--was convicted two days ago by a military jury in Germany of executing four handcuffed, blindfolded Iraqi men by shooting them in the backs of their heads.

That's a newsworthy (and, of course, gruesome) story in and of itself, but there's a story behind the story.

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