Army Sgt. Adam Holcomb was demoted and sentenced to 30 days in prison on Tuesday in connection with the death of a fellow serviceman, who killed himself in Afghanistan allegedly after weeks of abuse.
Pvt. Danny Chen, 19, was found dead in a guard tower last year, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Holcomb and seven other soldiers faced charges relating to his death.
Holcomb was found guilty Monday by a court martial panel of maltreatment and assault. Besides the reduction in rank to E-4 and the 30-day sentence, he will also have to forfeit slightly more than $1,000 of pay, according to a statement from the press office at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.