American soldier charged with murdering fellow troops in Kuwait

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by WHAS11 News

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 20, 2010 at 8:48 PM

   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.

 

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