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Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins has Iraq War Crime Conviction Reinstated

The military's highest court has reinstated the conviction of Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins for killing an unarmed Iraqi man in Hamdania in 2006. The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces' decision means Hutchins will have to go back to the brig and serve out the five years left on his 11-year term. According to the Associated Press, Hutchins had already served four years when he was released:

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Court May Reinstate Camp Pendleton Marine's Murder Conviction In Hamdania Case

Prosecutors have asked the military court that threw out the murder conviction of Camp Pendleton Marine Lawrence Hutchins III to reconsider reinstating it, according to the Associated Press.

A military court in 2007 convicted Hutchins of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, making a false official statement, and larceny. Hutchins led an eight-man squad that kidnapped and killed unarmed Iraqi civilian Hashim Ibrahim Awad in Hamdania in 2006.

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Camp Pendleton Marine To Be Retried For Iraq War Civilian Death

Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III will face another trial for the 2006 death of an unarmed civilian in Hamdania, Iraq.

The Los Angeles Times reported Monday that the commanding general of Marine Corps Forces Central Command, Lt. Gen. Robert Neiler, determined Hutchins should be tried for the same crime once again.

Some background: Hutchins led an eight-man squad that kidnapped and killed unarmed Iraqi civilian Hashim Ibrahim Awad ...

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