U.S. Marine found guilty at retrial in 2006 murder of Iraqi civilian

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 17, 2015 9:15 PM

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A U.S. Marine was found guilty on Wednesday of murder in the 2006 slaying of a disabled Iraqi civilian in a killing that prosecutors said was motivated by a desire to send a message to a resistant Iraqi village, a Marine Corps official said.

Sergeant Lawrence Hutchins III was initially convicted of murder, larceny and making false statements over the killing of the civilian. His conviction was later overturned. The official, who declined to be named because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said Hutchins was convicted again on Wednesday on three out of four counts, including murder.

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