Sweetwater soldier to get clemency hearing

SWEETWATER, Tenn (WVLT) -- A Sweetwater soldier serving a ten year prison sentence for shooting at unarmed Iraqis will get a clemency hearing, according to family members.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Raymond Girouard, 25, is currently serving a 10 year sentence at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

He was convicted of three counts of negligent homicide, conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstruction of justice by a Fort Campbell military panel in March.

Family members tell The Monroe County Advocate and Democrat that a clemency hearing is set for February 21st at Ft. Leavenworth.

Relatives are asking friends, family members, and community members to write letters to the army in his support.

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