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Marine convicted of killing Iraqi gets no additional prison time

Marine convicted of killing Iraqi gets no additional prison time

A Marine jury Thursday sentenced a Marine sergeant to a bad-conduct discharge but no additional prison time for killing an unarmed Iraqi civilian in 2006. Prosecutors had asked jurors at the retrial of Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins to sentence him to a dishonorable discharge and additional prison time. Hutchins, 31, had served more than seven years of an 11-year sentence before his 2007 conviction was overturned and the case sent back for retrial. Hutchins' wife, Reyna, burst into tears of relief at the sentencing by the six-Marine jury. The jury decided that "time served" behind bars was sufficient. The jury took less than two hours to reach its sentencing...

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