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Don Ayala: Probation in Slaying of Paula Loyd's Murderer

Ex-contractor Given Probation in Slaying of Afghan - Associated Press. A former military contractor has been sentenced to probation for shooting and killing a handcuffed prisoner in Afghanistan. Don Ayala of New Orleans pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges that normally would carry up to eight years in prison. But U.S. District Senior Judge Claude Hilton decided probation was warranted under the circumstances. The man whom Ayala shot had set fire to 1 of Ayala's colleagues (Paula Loyd) minutes before the shooting...


macmarine (not verified)

Wed, 02/10/2010 - 6:38pm

Don Ayala should have been awarded the congressional medal of honor!