Soldier linked in hazing death sentenced

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A 10-member military jury sentenced Sgt. Adam Holcomb of Youngstown, Ohio, on Tuesday morning. The jury on Monday found him guilty of maltreatment of a subordinate and assault consummated by battery, but cleared him of the most serious charge -- negligent homicide.

Military prosecutors said Holcomb and seven other soldiers charged in Chen's death physically and emotionally abused the 19-year-old.

The defense argued Chen was an incompetent soldier who killed himself because his family disowned him.

The second of eight courts-martial in Chen's death is scheduled for August 13.

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