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Accused: Iraq-Bound Soldier Jonathan Aponte Hires Hitman To Shoot Him

by | 14th, July 2007

DOES it matter where you get shot? And do you blame him ?

CBS) NEW YORK The death and destruction of U.S. troops fighting in Iraq seems to have become so rampant to one local soldier that he actually staged an attack on himself allegedly hiring a hitman to non-fatally shoot him so he wouldn’t be sent back for another tour of duty.

Now, 20-year-old Jonathan Aponte is under fire at home in the Bronx for his decision that may send him to prison.

“There are some people mentally that can handle it. There are some people who just can’t. You need to know when to say enough is enough,” Aponte told CBS 2 HD exclusively Friday.

For Aponte, that day was Monday, the very day he was supposed to go back for another tour of duty to

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