Merida and the Iraqi were on guard duty May 11 in a tower on the perimeter of an Army camp near Tikrit in northern Iraq. . . Merida first told investigators the teen demanded money at gunpoint. Later, he said he killed the boy because he forced him to have sex. In a third interview, Merida said he got angry after the two had consensual sex.
Last May, like a ritual out of the insect world, an American soldier had sex with an Iraqi soldier, then killed him, shooting him 11 times with his rifle. And like most incidents in Iraq, this one has only just come to light. Twenty-one-year-old National Guard private, Federico Daniel Merida, pleaded guilty to murder without premeditation, among other charges, during a court-martial held in Iraq in September, and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, reduced in rank, and will be dishonorably discharged. (Yahoo)