From the Telegraph UK:
The killing of a British soldier when American planes opened fire on his convoy in Iraq was unlawful and an act of criminality, a coroner decided yesterday.The good news is that the Widow will not "be seeking legal redress against the pilots or the US military. Referring to the pilots, she said: "I hope that they are at peace in themselves and that they can move on with their lives. I'm sure they are full of remorse for what they did, I hope so, anyway."
LCoH Hull's vehicle was shot at despite clear markings
At the end of a lengthy and controversial inquest into the death of Lance Corporal of Horse Matty Hull, 25, Andrew Walker, the assistant deputy coroner for Oxfordshire, said: "I don't think this was a case of honest mistake.
"I find there was no lawful authority to fire on the convoy. The attack on the convoy therefore amounted to an assault. It was unlawful because there was no lawful reason for it and in that respect it was criminal."
LCoH Hull's widow, Susan, 30, burst into tears as the coroner delivered his verdict. Afterwards she said it was the right decision and demonstrated that her husband's death was "entirely avoidable".
Mr Walker repeated his criticism of the US military authorities for failing to co-operate with his investigation. It refused to allow witnesses to attend, despite repeated requests, and cockpit film of the attack was provided to the inquest only after it had been leaked to the media.