JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – A soldier who tried to blow the whistle on a plot to murder Afghan civilians has pleaded guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter at his court-martial at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Spc. Adam Winfield, of Cape Coral, Fla., was sentenced late Friday to three years in prison. He will receive credit for a year already served. Winfield was also demoted to private and will receive a bad-conduct discharge, the Tacoma News Tribune reported.
Winfield was one of five 5th Stryker Brigade soldiers charged in a case involving three civilian deaths last year in Afghanistan.
Winfield said he was pressured into taking part.