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Soldier with Oklahoma ties convicted of murder

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Fort Bragg, NC-  An Army soldier born in Hobart, Oklahoma has been found guilty of two counts of murder.

It's in connection with a series of shootings in Afghanistan. Jurors at Fort  Bragg, North Carolina convicted First Lieutenant Clint Lorance. Prosecutors say he ordered his soldiers in the 82nd Airborne Division to open fire immediately on three men who approached their patrol on a motorcycle in Afghanistan last year. Two were killed.

Military rules requires soldier to hold fire unless they have evidence of hostile intent. Lorance's attorneys say he was trying to protect his unit.

He was sentenced to 20-years in prison, had to forfeit his pay and dismissed from the army.

 ((Staff & AP Wire Reports))

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