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US soldier gets life for 2009 killings in Iraq

US soldiers mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at Camp Liberty in Baghdad on September 11, 2008. A US soldier convicted of killing five of his colleagues at the base in May 2009 was sentenced to life behind bars and dishonorably discharged.A US soldier convicted of killing five of his colleagues in Iraq in May 2009 was sentenced to life behind bars Thursday and dishonorably discharged. Army Sergeant John Russell was convicted earlier this week over the murders at a clinic for soldiers suffering from war-related stress at Camp Liberty, the largest US base in Iraq.