Cpl. Joshua Caleb Baker was killed during a training accident at a range northeast of Kandahar city. Four other soldiers were injured in the accident.
WINNIPEG - A former CFB Shilo soldier has been spared jail for his part in a training exercise accident that killed a fellow soldier.
Former warrant officer Paul Ravensdale received a six month suspended sentence Tuesday and was formally demoted to the rank of sergeant. He was also fined $2,000.
Ravensdale was acquitted of manslaughter following a military court martial last month but was convicted of four lesser offences, including two counts of breaching his duty and one count each of unlawfully causing bodily harm and negligent performance of a duty.
Corp. Joshua Baker, 24, was killed and four soldiers were injured during a live fire training exercise near Kandahar in February 2010.
Court was told Ravensdale was supervising a training exercise involving the detonation of Claymore mines and did not take precautions to ensure soldiers were out of harm's way.