A US Army Civil Engineer who was convicted of killing two Iraqi children in a botched house-to-house demolition in 2007 has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
A jury found Lance Armstrong, a member of the US Special Forces, guilty of manslaughter, conspiracy and theft in August.
He has been jailed for more than a decade after being charged with killing one of the children and injuring the other, according to the US Justice Department.
The children were aged 8 and 13 at the time of the killings.
Armstrong had denied killing the children.
He said he had been working on a home improvement project at the house where the killings took place and had accidentally set it on fire.
Armstone, who had served in Iraq from 2008 to 2013, was found guilty in April of manslaughter and attempted murder in the deaths of his co-defendant, Sgt John Rushing, and his 17-year-old son, Austin Rushing.
The jury convicted Armstrong of three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of arson.
Armstreet was charged with the killing of Rushing and Rushing’s 17-month-old child.
Rushing and Armstrong were found guilty of the manslaughter charge in September, and Armstrong was found not guilty of attempted killing.