23 September 2009
SPC Beyshee O. Velez
SPC Beyshee O. Velez, 31, was charged on Monday with two counts of murder, three counts of assault, and one count of fleeing apprehension. He is accused of killing a civilian contractor on September 13th at the Contingency Operating Base Speicher near Tikrit in Iraq. The Associated Press reported that the civilian contractor was shot three times after offering a ride to an American soldier who flagged down his vehicle on the base. An Article 32 investigation will now convene to review all evidence, and make recommendations on the disposition of the charges.