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Camp Pendleton: Non-commissioned Marine Corps officer faces murder retrial in military court


Last updated 2/16/2014 at Noon

A motions hearing was scheduled at Camp Pendleton Thursday for a Marine Corps non-commissioned officer facing a murder retrial in military court for the 2006 death of an unarmed civilian in Iraq.

Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III of Plymouth, Mass., was convicted of unpremeditated murder in 2007. Last June, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces overturned the conviction on the grounds that Hutchins' Fifth Amendment rights were violated during the initial investigation.

Hutchins, now 29, was freed from the Miramar brig a month later and returned to Camp Pendleton for a new assignment aft...

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