S. Korea military court upholds death sentence on soldier involved in deadly shooting rampage

August 17, 2015 7:04 AM

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SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea's high military court has upheld a death sentence for a soldier convicted for killing five comrades in shooting and grenade attacks last year.

The assault was the latest in a series of shooting rampages by bullied soldiers in South Korea, which requires all able-bodied men to conduct about two years of military service in the face of a threat from North Korea.

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