7 Marines, 1 sailor charged with murder

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7 Marines, 1 sailor charged with murder

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CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Seven Marines and a Navy corpsman were charged Wednesday with premeditated murder in the shooting death of an Iraqi man and could face the death penalty if convicted.

All eight also were charged with kidnapping. Other charges include conspiracy, larceny and providing false official statements.

Col. Stewart Navarre, chief of staff for Marine Corps Installations West, announced the charges at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base, where the eight are being held in individual cells for 23 hours each day. The troops are members of the Pendleton-based 3rd Battallion, 5th Marines Regiment.

It's possible some or all could face the death penalty, though Navarre said "it's far too early to speculate on that right now."

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This case where the soldiers got pissed because they couldn't find the insurgent they were looking for, so they killed an innocent civilian. Should they be put to death for their acts or should they get away with it, because they were in a state of rage and wanted revenge for the deaths of their fellow troops, who were killed by the insurgents?
By YCON: posted on 22-6-2006

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