Conviction Upheld Against Edmond Soldier Accused Of Murder


Thursday, July 5th 2012, 6:08 pm
By: News 9


The highest military court has upheld the conviction of Edmond soldier Michael Behenna.

Behenna killed an Iraqi civilian while fighting in Iraq in 2008. Prosecutors have argued that Behenna killed the man by shooting him in the head, execution style.

Behenna says he shot in self-defense.

Right now, he is serving a 15-year sentence at Fort Leavenworth.

1/13/2012 Related Story: Court Agrees To Hear Michael Behenna's Appeal