FORT BRAGG, N.C.—A second soldier accused of driving an Asian-American private to suicide has received a six-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to reduced charges in a court-martial at Fort Bragg.
Offutt also will be demoted to private and receive a bad conduct discharge. He had faced several charges, including negligent homicide.
Last month, Sgt. Adam Holcomb was convicted of mistreating Chen, but was acquitted of being a cause of Chen's death last fall.
Holcomb was sentenced to 30 days in a military prison and other penalties.