The Tacoma News Tribune reports that Spc. Corey Moore pled “guilty to stabbing an Afghan’s corpse during a November 2009 patrol and to participating in a group assault on the whistle-blower who raised complaints about drug use in their platoon.”. He was also reportedly found guilty of smoking hashish during his deployment, though it is unclear if that was a result of a plea or a mini-contested trial. He was sentenced to 60 days of hard labor and a bad-conduct discharge.
According to thew report, an Army Captain testifying for Moore told the military judge that “what happened in their platoon was a breakdown in leadership. . . . I truly believe that with different leadership . . . most likely we wouldn’t be here right now.”