October 25th, 2010
10:08 AM ET

Gitmo detainee pleads guilty to terror charges

Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr pleaded guilty to all charges against him Monday, a Canadian diplomat said, in the first military commission trial there since Barack Obama became president.

Khadr pleaded guilty to the five terrorism charges he was facing, Catherine Loubier, spokeswoman for the Canadian Foreign Ministry, told CNN.

She declined to make further comment.

"This matter is between Mr. Khadr and the U.S. government and we will not have further comment on this today," she said.

Khadr was 15 when he allegedly threw a grenade during a 2002 firefight in Afghanistan that resulted in the death of Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Speer.  Khadr could have faced a maximum life sentence.

A military commission began in August but was stopped in the first week due to the illness of Khadr's military lawyer. It's the first such commission conducted during the Obama administration.

– CNN's Jeanne Meserve contributed to this report.

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soundoff (187 Responses)
  1. Trigger

    Fier, your fool is only a mirror away!

    October 29, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. TruthHurts

    ...and you are a bigoted anti-semite so you're no better. Eat a d**k!

    October 25, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Trigger

    Truth, somehow your rediculous statement keeps landing at the end of this blog. It's been reported.

    October 25, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Fierfighterman

    As a fire fighter I've seen many fools and you sir are on top of the list!!!! Truth has the right to say as he pleases, you pencil pushing jerk!!!!

    October 26, 2010 at 8:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
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