FORT BENNING, GA – Pfc. George D. MacDonald was sentenced Dec. 12 to life in prison without the possibility of parole, reduction to E1 and a dishonorable discharge for the death of another soldier.
MacDonald was found guilty of all charges and convicted of premeditated murder by court-martial Dec. 11.
MacDonald stabbed Pvt. Rick Bulmer numerous times with a knife May 18, 2008.
When confronted by other soldiers who responded to Bulmer's cries for help, MacDonald assaulted one of them with a knife and tried to flee. Later, he was apprehended by a drill sergeant after a struggle and another attempt to flee.