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Published May 13, 2013, 12:00 AM

John M. Russell

FILE - This U.S. Army photo made available by the Russell family on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 shows U.S. Army Sgt. John M. Russell. Russell pleaded guilty Monday to killing four other soldiers and a Navy officer in 2009 at mental health clinic in Baghdad during the Iraq War. The plea agreement in a military court at Joint Base Lewis-McChord means Russell will avoid the death sentence. His maximum sentence would be a life term. He testified Monday to persuade Army judge Col. David Conn to accept the agreement. Conn agreed. (AP Photo/Family photo)
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