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US Army contractor pleads guilty in Kandahar stabbing incident

US Army contractor pleads guilty in Kandahar stabbing incident

Apr 13, 2011 - 11:20

WASHINGTON (PANinfo-icon): A US Army contractor has pleaded guilty in relation to stabbing an individual with a knife at the Kandahar Airfield, the Justice Department said on Monday.
Sean T. Brehm, hailing from the Cape Town city of South Africa, faces a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison at a sentencing, scheduled for July 8.
According to court documents, the stabbing took place on November 25 last year, when Brehm was working as a contractor for DynCorp International LLC, a US Army contractor in Afghanistaninfo-icon.  
The attack resulted in serious bodily injury to the victim, who underwent emergency surgery. The defendant was charged under the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act (MEJA), a statute that gives US courts jurisdiction to prosecute crimes committed outside the United States.

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