Sailor testifies US Marines executed Iraqi man

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October 7, 2006 01:07

 
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A Navy corpsman testified Friday that Marines in his patrol seized an Iraqi civilian from his home, threw him into a hole and put at least 10 bullets in his head after growing frustrated in their search for an insurgent. Petty Officer 3rd Class Melson J. Bacos said that he saw a Marine put fingerprints from the victim onto a rifle and on a shovel to implicate him as an insurgent. "I was shocked and I felt sick to my stomach," Bacos said. "I knew what we were doing was wrong," Bacos testified, speaking nearly in a whisper. "I tried to say something and then I decided to look away." Bacos, 21, was the first of the servicemen to be court-martialed. The seven others could get up to life in prison.

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