Ex-Marine accused of Iraqi prisoner deaths is acquitted
PEP | August 28, 2008 at 02:15 pmby
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Here's some bad news for the leftists and anti-America crowd: a Marine accused of murder in combat was acquitted today. Cheers broke out in the courtroom as Jose Nazario learned that he was deemed not guilty.
A civilian jury in Riverside today acquitted a former Marine sergeant in the killing of four unarmed Iraqi prisoners in the battle for Fallouja in 2004.
Jurors said prosecutors had not made the case against him and that they felt it wasn't right for them to judge a Marine's actions in combat.
They found Jose Nazario, 28, not guilty of manslaughter, assault and use of a firearm in the shooting deaths in the landmark case, the first time in the modern era that civilian jurors have been asked to decide whether a former member of the military committed a crime during combat.
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