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Military court overturns former Marine conviction


Last updated 6/27/2013 at Noon

SAN DIEGO - A military court today overturned a former Camp Pendleton Marine's conviction stemming from the killing of unarmed man in Iraq in 2006.

Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III was convicted in 2007 after being accused of being the mastermind of a plan to kidnap and kill a suspected insurgent, but grabbed another man instead when the suspected insurgent's family foiled the plot.

Hutchins was a squad leader of a unit conducting counter-insurgency operations.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces overturned his conviction for unpremeditated murder on the grounds his Fifth Amendment...

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