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Soldier Describes Murder of Afghan for Sport in Leaked Tape


Updated | 6:14 p.m. On Monday, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in western Washington, Specialist Jeremy N. Morlock, one of five American soldiers accused by Army investigators of taking part in the murders of three Afghan civilians this year, appeared at a hearing to determine the formal charges against him.

Specialist Morlock was accused by the Army of taking part in all three killings during his deployment in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, as The Lede noted in a prior post on the killings. Other soldiers in the unit told investigators that the accused ringleader, Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs, collected fingers and other body parts from Afghan corpses after the killings and said that he had gotten away with similar killings in Iraq.

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