US Marine to stand trial for Iraq killing

November 15, 2006 05:00


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A US Marine sergeant will face a court-martial on murder, kidnapping and other charges in the killing of an Iraqi man in a town west of Baghdad, the Marine Corps announced. Gen. James Mattis, the commanding general in the case, said Tuesday he would not seek the death penalty in the case against Sgt. Lawrence G. Hutchins. He was the leader of a squad of seven Marines and one Navy corpsman who were accused of kidnapping a 52-year-old man in the town of Hamdania, taking him to a roadside hole, shooting him - and then trying to cover up the April 26 incident. Hutchins was the last of the eight to have his case referred to court-martial. Four have made plea agreements, three others are moving toward trial.

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