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Fort Bliss soldier receives court-martial sentence of over 40 years for murder conviction

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FORT BLISS, Texas -- A Fort Bliss soldier has been convicted in a court-martial for a laundry list of offenses, including murder and assault, the U.S. Army announced Tuesday.

Pfc. Luis Morales-Sanchez, 24, was convicted Monday by a military judge and sentenced to nearly 41 years confinement. He was also ordered to be dishonorably discharged from the Army.

Former Fort Bliss commander Brig. Gen. Matthew Eichburg had personally ordered the referral of charges against Morales-Sanchez to a general court-martial one year ago this month.

Morales-Sanchez, a motor transport operator assigned to 3-501st Assault Battalion, 1st Armored Division Combat Aviation Brigade, joined the Army in March 2017. Fort Bliss was his first duty station.

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