LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The U.S. military has charged an American soldier with murdering two fellow troops in Iraq. Specialist Neftaly Platero also faces attempted murder for trying to kill a third soldier during the shooting last month.
Platero is accused of shooting the three soldiers during what a military spokesman has previously described as a verbal altercation in Fallujah. Platero, 32, is being held in pretrial confinement in Kuwait. He is with the Third Infantry Division based out of Fort Stewart, Ga.