Marine Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III is facing being locked up yet again for the 2006 murder of an Iraqi civilian in one of the military justice system's most long-running war crime cases.
Hutchins had thought he'd won his freedom after two military courts threw out his murder conviction from a 2007 trial because of legal errors, but under the military justice system the Navy was allowed to retry ...
A Marine staff sergeant told military jurors that everyone looked up to Lawrence Hutchins III, his squad leader. Hutchins' 11-year-old daughter said it was "sheer terror" to live without her father.
After hours of emotional stories from the battlefield and the home front, a jury of six Marines decided Lawrence Hutchins III, 31, should get no additional prison time beyond the roughly seven years and two months he already served ...
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