An us army official Gibbs was found guilty and convicted by the court martial for killings of unarmed villagers and cutting fingers from their corpse in the khandhar area of Afghanistan. He was charged of murder, conspiracy and other offenses, he was found guilty of beating a soldier who reported hashish use to superiors and of military code violations for cutting fingers off bodies as war trophies. He argued that the two murders of which he is charged of were not premeditated and they were in self defense. The prosecution put a barbaric picture of these officials but prosecution witnesses portrayed him as a blood-thirsty renegade who intimidated fellow soldiers to commit such heinous crimes.
Prosecution argued that US troops were sent to protect afghani people from Taliban forces and not to commit atrocities on them. Now he will be facing life imprisonment without parole.
Report by Abhishek Kumar