The Canadian PressApril 29, 2013 15:03
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A soldier in the U.S. Army who fled to Canada to avoid a second tour of duty in Iraq has been sentenced to 10 months in prison.
Kimberly Rivera pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of desertion and was sentenced to the prison term and received a bad-conduct discharge.
The 30-year-old has said she became disillusioned with the U.S. mission in Iraq while serving there in 2006.
During a two-week leave in the U.S. in 2007, Rivera crossed the Canadian border after she was ordered to serve another tour in Iraq.