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Sgt Derrick Miller - December 6, 2011, 08:55 PM

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Army Guardsman, Sergeant Derrick Miller has been sentenced to life in prison with the chance of parole by the United States Military.
During a combat mission in a hostile area of Afghanistan in September 2010, SGT Derrick Miller’s attention was drawn to an Afghani national who had penetrated the defense perimeter set up by the US Army. The Afghani man was identified by another soldier who recognized him from a detainment the previous day. The man in question was the driver of a truck reported by military intelligence as transporting members of the opposition to a nearby combat firefight. US military intelligence let the trucks pass.
SGT Miller questioned the Afghani national after observing the suspicious behavior of the man as he recon their defense perimeter. It appeared that the man was gathering information and since he was already identified as an enemy combatant, SGT Miller was acting instinctively to protect his unit by detaining this man.
During the questioning, which took place in an open area with another US soldier and an Afghani interpreter present, SGT Miller asked the man why he was within the perimeter. The man claimed to be an electrician who was responding to a downed power line but later he claimed to be there to fix a water pump. He had no tools with him. The man had also been accompanied by two men whom he claimed were his sons and helpers. Both of those men had returned to the village without having performed any electrical work. They were not present during SGT Millers questioning. During the harsh questioning, the Afghani insurgent attempted to grab SGT Millers weapon, he was shot and killed in the struggle.
Within a few hours, SGT Millers unit was attacked on three sides by the Afghani insurgents. During SGT Millers trial, all soldiers in that unit testified that the enemy had to have recon their position closely in order to attack in the manner they did. It was also testified that the incident with SGT Miller forced the entire unit into full alert/ 100% security and this prepared the soldiers for the attack. No American lives were lost because of their preparation.
As the details of the events of that day come to light, the US soldiers were suspicious of the Afghan man and the two other young men with him that he claimed were his sons and helpers. Yet at different times during the few hours that the Afghani was inside the perimeter, each of these men were sent back to the village. The Afghani interpreter testified that this happened. It is believed by the soldiers present at the time that these two men were carrying information to the insurgents detailing the most effective targets for the ensuing attack.
SGT Miller believes despite his conviction and sentence of life in prison for the murder of this Afghani insurgent that he was acting solely in self defense and with sound judgment.


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December 6, 2011, 08:59 PM

This story doesn't seem biased at all.


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December 6, 2011, 09:06 PM

I read this earlier today and would like to read more about this incident. Yes the story is told on behalf of the guardsmen. I have more reason to believe the soldier and than the possible insurgent. While at the same time I can believe there is more in the investigation.
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December 6, 2011, 09:09 PM

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December 6, 2011, 09:10 PM

that story completely leaves out the whole prosecution's case and witnesses.... interesting.
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December 6, 2011, 09:12 PM

I think this was put up by family/friends


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December 6, 2011, 09:17 PM

Do a whois.... and look at the other people the org is defending. Derrick miller is a shitbag


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December 6, 2011, 09:24 PM

Who else are they defending? please don't say PFC Manning!
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December 6, 2011, 09:28 PM

Bad decision by Sgt Miller. Under that kinda stress you still need to maintain emotions. Hard for me to say because I've not yet been there.
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December 6, 2011, 09:38 PM

such a cluster fuck anymore , you literally are putting your life at risk taking the chance to fire at anyone anymore..It is almost to the point of why even deploy with weapons?!?!


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December 6, 2011, 09:41 PM

Is this shit for real?
Who convicted him of murder and gave him life? A military court?
It was stated the guy not only had a baloney story, but reached for the soldiers weapon.

Here's another question - he killed an "innocent" man. Do we convict our UAV operators and Intelligence Officers when they pump a frigging Hellfire missile into a target and kills a bunch of civilians?



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December 6, 2011, 09:55 PM

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Is this shit for real?
Who convicted him of murder and gave him life? A military court?
It was stated the guy not only had a baloney story, but reached for the soldiers weapon.

Here's another question - he killed an "innocent" man. Do we convict our UAV operators and Intelligence Officers when they pump a frigging Hellfire missile into a target and kills a bunch of civilians?
Dude. Read other reports. He executed a subdued man. Don't trust that site


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December 6, 2011, 09:56 PM

A 28-year-old U.S. Army National Guardsman was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for the murder of an Afghan civilian.
Sergeant Derrick Miller of Hagerstown, Maryland, was found guilty of premeditated murder earlier in the day..
Over two days of testimony, Mr Miller’s lawyer had argued that Mr Miller had acted in self-defence when he shot an Afghan civilian last September.

Sgt. Miller, 28, allegedly killed the unarmed Afghan citizen 'because he was a liar. File photo
The military has since identified the murdered man as Atta Mohammed, but his name was not used in court.
According to defence lawyer Charles Gittins, Mr Miller had stopped the man for questioning when he walked through a defensive perimeter Mr Miller’s unit had set up. Mr Gittins said that Mr Miller thought the man was a threat to the unit.
During Mr Miller’s questioning, Mr Gittins said, the man tried to grab Mr Miller’s weapon.
Specialist Charles Miller, an eyewitness and Guardsman, testified that he had heard Mr Miller threatening to kill the man if he didn't tell the truth.
He also testified that Mr Miller straddled the man, who was lying on his back, before shooting him in the head.
According to prosecuting attorney Major Matt Calarco, ‘Immediately following the event the accused said, ‘I shot him. He was a liar.’’
Mr Calarco said that shooting an unarmed Afghan civilian and leaving his body in a latrine is not in accordance with military protocol.
The jury deliberated for under three hours before finding Mr Miller guilty.
A married father of two, Mr Miller joined the National Guard in 2006, and was assigned to a Connecticut National Guard unit, attached to the 101st Airborne Division, at the time of the murder in Eastern Afghanistan.
Mr Miller had had three combat deployments and was recently promoted, according to Captain Michael Tregle, one of his two lawyers.
‘Derrick Miller made a bad decision, but he deserves the opportunity for life,’ Mr Tregle said during the sentencing.
After the verdict, Mr Miller’s lawyers said they would appeal for clemency.
Fort Campbell's commanding general must approve the sentence.


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