November 20th, 2009
04:19 PM ET

Killings at the Canal: Part Three

Abbie Boudreau and Scott Zamost
CNN Special Investigations Unit

A former Army sergeant who revealed the murders of four Iraqis at a canal in 2007 says he has no regrets about breaking his silence.

"I did the right thing," Jess Cunningham told CNN's "AC360°." "I'm not going to hide behind false brotherhood."

Nine months after the March 2007 murders, Cunningham told his Army lawyer what had happened at the canal. Eventually, three sergeants would be convicted of premeditated murder and conspiracy to commit premeditated murder.

"These men are not heroes. They're not saviors," Cunningham said.

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  1. Tony

    I have respect for the soldier who came forward with information re the murders. Zero respect for the others involved. Even the sleazy lawyer who make the threat that something might "happen" to the soldier who came forward. What a dirtbag.

    Remaining silent about crime is why there is so much crime.

    November 20, 2009 at 2:53 pm |