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Report: ‘Dead-Check’ Marine Caught on Tape Won’t Be Charged

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CBS is reporting that the Marine captured by an NBC cameraman in November killing an injured and apparently unarmed Iraqi fighter in a Fallujah mosque won’t be charged by military prosecutors, because of a lack of evidence. “When news breaks that the Marine will not be prosecuted, it will not go over well here,” reports Kimberly Dozier from Iraq.

Update: Reuters is reporting this denial by the U.S. military, who say that the investigation into the Iraqi’s death continues.

In Germany yesterday, a military court convicted two British soldiers of abusing Iraqi civilians in May 2003. They both face up to two years in prison.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 24, 2005

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