Medic says Army sergeant ordered him to suffocate Iraqi
After an Army medic, John Torres, reported that a bullet-riddled insurgent was going to die, his sergeant, Leonardo Trevino, ordered him to suffocate the Iraqi before fatally shooting the man himself, the medic testified during the sergeant's court-martial. The medic said he was kidding when he suggested suffocating the wounded man, but when ordered to do so, he pretended by lightly holding his hand over the man's mouth. Authorities say Trevino shot the insurgent in the abdomen, a non-fatal wound, before ordering Torres to suffocate him. They allege Trevino then shot the Iraqi in the head and tried to cover up the crime.