FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A second soldier accused of driving an Asian-American private to suicide has received a six-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to reduced charges in a court-martial at Fort Bragg.

Spc. Ryan J. Offutt of Greenville, Pa., pleaded guilty Monday to one count of hazing and two specifications of maltreatment in the death of 19-year-old Danny Chen of New York. Authorities say Chen shot himself last year in Afghanistan after being hazed over his ethnicity.

Offutt also will be demoted to private and receive a bad conduct discharge. He had faced several charges, including negligent homicide.

Last month, Sgt. Adam Holcomb was convicted of mistreating Chen, but was acquitted of being a cause of Chen's death last fall. Holcomb was sentenced to 30 days in a military prison and other penalties.

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  • Danny Chen

  • Pvt. Danny Chen Memorial

    FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 file photo, Sgt. 1st Class Bobby Gates straightens the combat boots on the display before the memorial service for Pvt. Danny Chen of the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment at the Southern Lights Chapel on Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska. An American soldier charged with abuse that led to the suicide of a 19-year-old fellow soldier in Afghanistan is facing a preliminary hearing Sunday on a base in the country, the military said. Spc. Ryan J. Offutt is charged with offenses including maltreatment, involuntary manslaughter and negligent homicide in the death of Pvt. Danny Chen, the military statement said. Offutt is one of eight infantrymen charged in connection with the suicide.(AP Photo / Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Eric Engman, File) MAGS OUT

  • Pvt. Danny Chen Memorial

    FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 file photo, Sgt. 1st Class Bobby Gates straightens the combat boots on the display before the memorial service for Pvt. Danny Chen of the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment at the Southern Lights Chapel on Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska. An American soldier charged with abuse that led to the suicide of a 19-year-old fellow soldier in Afghanistan is facing a preliminary hearing Sunday on a base in the country, the military said. Spc. Ryan J. Offutt is charged with offenses including maltreatment, involuntary manslaughter and negligent homicide in the death of Pvt. Danny Chen, the military statement said. Offutt is one of eight infantrymen charged in connection with the suicide.(AP Photo / Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Eric Engman, File) MAGS OUT

  • Yan Tao Chen, third from left, waits for his wife Su Zhen Chen, center, as she is assisted following a news conference on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 in New York. The Chen's provided an update on a Pentagon investigation into the death of their some Danny Chen, an Army private who committed suicide after allegedly being mistreated by his comrades in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

  • Elizabeth OuYang, president of the New York chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans, weeps as she speaks about the death of Pvt. Danny Chen during a news conference on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 in New York. An update was provided on a Pentagon investigation into the death of Chen, an Army private who committed suicide after allegedly being mistreated by his comrades in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

  • Yan Tao Chen, the father of Pvt. Danny Chen, listens during a news conference on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 in New York. An update was provided on a Pentagon investigation into the death of Danny Chen, an Army private who committed suicide after allegedly being mistreated by his comrades in Afghanistan. In background is a portrait of the founder of Asia's first republic in China, Sun Yat-sen. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

  • Su Zhen Chen

    Su Zhen Chen, mother of Pvt. Danny Chen, weeps while speaking during a news conference in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. Chen was found on Oct. 3 in a guard tower in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, with what the Army has described as "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound." Eight American soldiers have been charged in Chen's death, the Army said Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • Elizabeth OuYang, Yan Tao Chen, Su Zhen Chen

    Elizabeth OuYang, president of the New York chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans, center, speaks at a news conference while the parents of Pvt. Danny Chen, Yan Tao Chen, left, and Su Zhen Chen listen in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. Eight U.S. soldiers have been charged over the October death of Chen who apparently shot himself in Afghanistan, the Army said Wednesday, and supporters said the 19-year-old had been taunted with racial insults. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • FILE - In a Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 file photo, Pvt. Danny Chen's casket is carried into a hearse by soldiers during his funeral procession in New York. Chen was killed on Oct. 3 in a noncombat-related death in Kandahar province in Afghanistan. The U.S. Army says eight American soldiers have been charged in connection with the Oct. 3 death of Chen. In a statement, the military said the eight soldiers from Chen's company faced charges ranging from dereliction of duty, assault, negligent homicide and involuntary manslaughter. Chen was found in a guard tower in Kandahar province with what the Army described at the time as "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound." He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. (AP Photo/Jin Lee, File)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2011 file photo, soldiers carry the casket of Pvt. Danny Chen, 19, during his funeral procession in New York's Chinatown neighborhood. Chen was found on Oct. 3 in a guard tower in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, with what the Army has described as "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound." Eight American soldiers have been charged in Chen's death, the Army said Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Jin Lee, File)

  • FILE - In a Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 file photo, a portrait of Pvt. Danny Chen is displayed on a vehicle during his funeral procession in New York. Chen was killed on Oct. 3 in a noncombat-related death in Kandahar province in Afghanistan. The U.S. Army says eight American soldiers have been charged in connection with the Oct. 3 death of Chen. In a statement, the military said the eight soldiers from Chen's company faced charges ranging from dereliction of duty, assault, negligent homicide and involuntary manslaughter. Chen was found in a guard tower in Kandahar province with what the Army described at the time as "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound." He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. (AP Photo/Jin Lee, File)

  • Pvt. Danny Chen's relatives mourn during his funeral procession on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 in New York. Chen was killed on Oct. 3 in a noncombat-related death in Kandahar province in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jin Lee)

  • Private Danny Chen's casket is carried by soldiers during his funeral procession on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 in New York. Chen was killed on Oct. 3 in a noncombat-related death in Kandahar province in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jin Lee)

  • A portrait of Private Danny Chen is displayed on a funeral procession vehicle during the procession on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 in New York. Chen was killed on Oct. 3 in a noncombat-related death in Kandahar province in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jin Lee)