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Breaking: Former Marine Found Not Guilty on Iraqis' Deaths

A big hat tip to Rusty Shackleford for the heads up.

A civilian jury has found Jose Luis Nazario not guilty in the deaths of Iraqis in Fallujah:

A former Marine was acquitted Thursday by a civilian jury of voluntary manslaughter in the killings of unarmed Iraqi detainees.

The jury took six hours to find Jose Luis Nazario Jr. not guilty of charges that he killed or caused others to kill four unarmed detainees on Nov. 9, 2004, in Fallujah, Iraq.

The verdict left Nazario and his family in tears. He cried so loud that the judge smacked his gavel to call for order. Sobs from the Nazario family and friends also went up in the courtroom.

The verdict marks the first time a civilian jury has determined whether the actions of a former military service member in combat violated the law of war.

Blackfive has been following this story for a while now.


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Comments (7)

Can we get a reaction and q... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Can we get a reaction and quote from Jack Murtha?

How long til we see Murtha ... (Below threshold)
GianiD:

How long til we see Murtha stand up. be a man, and apologize?

GianiD,"How long t... (Below threshold)
Kenny:

GianiD,

"How long til we see Murtha stand up. be a man, and apologize?"

My guess is 10 years after the sun goes nove, hell freezes over, and the milky way galaxy is swallowed by a black hole.

ken,So, in other w... (Below threshold)
GianiD:

ken,

So, in other words, he is a typical lying lib p.o.s. who'll never admit when they are wrong, like, with Wm Jefferson.

Murtha = semper fool, and, should have been fragged

GianiD,You are cor... (Below threshold)
Kenny:

GianiD,

You are correct, Sir. You are correct!

Now all we have to do is br... (Below threshold)
jdgjtr:

Now all we have to do is bring the overly zealous prosecutor before a court martial. I would suggest a blanket party in the barracks after taps, first.

Just watched Obama's speech... (Below threshold)
nehemiah:

Just watched Obama's speech -- did underperform -- nothing to see here, just the same old liberal talk with no substance, no truth.




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