U.S. soldier pleads guilty to killing 5 comrades in Iraq ‘out of rage’

Dod Photo Sgt. John Russell returned to a Baghdad combat…

Dod Photo

Sgt. John Russell returned to a Baghdad combat stress clinic “in a rage,” seeking out the doctor who he believed had encouraged him to commit suicide that day.

He didn’t see the doctor, but he attacked the clinic nonetheless.

Russell, 48, today admitted that he shot five fellow military service members to death at a combat stress clinic at CampLiberty in Baghdad on May 11, 2009.

“I wanted the pain to stop,” he testified in court at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Source: Adam Ashton for The News Tribune

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