12 March 2019 :
A South Sudan military court on 8 March 2019 sentenced three soldiers to death by firing squad, and a fourth to 10 years' imprisonment, for killing two civilians in their homes in robbery-motivated attacks last year.
The victims -- Lilian Lurit, mother of a nine-month-old child, and Ayol Majak -- were killed in separate attacks at night, as gangs robbed their homes.
Two civilians who acted with the soldiers were also convicted -- one of them sentenced to life imprisonment and the other to eight years in jail.
All four soldiers, two of them with the rank of sergeant, have been dismissed from the army.
The convicted men's lawyer said they would appeal.