Jordan court to rule Monday in killings of 3 U.S. troops

A military court is expected to rule Monday in the murder trial of a Jordanian soldier accused of killing three U.S. military trainers in a shooting spree at a Jordanian air base.

The high-profile case had caused some friction between allies Jordan and the United States. Jordan initially suggested the U.S. troops triggered the shooting by disobeying gate procedures, a claim that was disputed by the U.S. and later withdrawn.

The defendant, 1st Sgt. Marik al-Tuwayha, pleaded “not guilty.” If convicted, he faces life in prison. In Jordan, that can mean a 20-year term, with good behavior.

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Source: KSAT News

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