Spc. Ryan J. Offutt of Greenville, Pa., pleaded guilty Monday to one count of hazing and two specifications of maltreatment in the death of 19-year-old Danny Chen of New York. Authorities say Chen shot himself last year in Afghanistan after being hazed over his ethnicity.
Offutt also will be demoted to private and receive a bad conduct discharge. He faced several charges, including negligent homicide.
Last month, Sgt. Adam Holcomb was convicted of mistreating Chen, but he 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.