May 22, 2014
By Michael Kramer
The widow of a U.S. Special Forces soldier killed in Afghanistan, as well as an American soldier blinded by a grenade – are reportedly suing Canada’s Omar Khadr for close to $50 million.
Tabitha Speer and Sergeant Layne Morris allege that Khadr – who was 15 at the time – was responsible for the death of Sergeant Christopher Speer and Morris’s injuries, which happened in July 2002.
Apparently, the basis for the suit is Khadr’s guilty plea before an American military commission more than 3 years ago.
Khadr, who is 27 now and in prison in Alberta – has since said he only pleaded guilty – to get out of Guantanamo Bay.
In Edmonton, Khadr’s lawyer said his client had yet to be served with the suit and he has never had an opportunity to defend himself in a civil proceeding.