July 17, 2017
A Jordanian soldier is sentenced to a lifetime of hard labor after being found guilty of killing three U.S. service men last year.
The accused soldier was tried for first-degree murder and pled not guilty.
Jordanian military officials said the soldier opened fire on the U.S. trainers after they failed to stop at a military base checkpoint, but the U.S. embassy refuted that claim.
They said the American men followed procedure before they were killed.
The attorney for the guilty soldier says this is not the end for his client.
This is not the first time a U.S. service member was killed in the country.
In 2015 a Jordan police captain opened fire at an officer training center killing two Americans and several others.