Hamdania Update: Two Marines Released From Brig

Two Marines, LCpl Tyler A. Jackson and LCpl Jerry Shumate Jr., were released from confinement by order of LtGen Mattis. Both Marines were members of the same unit as Sgt Hutchins, Cpl Magincalda, and Cpl Thomas. The two Marines had previously accepted deals for a 21-month cap on confinement in exchange for their guilty pleas.

LtGen Mattis met privately with both Marines before ordering their release. Cpl Robert Penington is the only Marine, who pleaded guilty, who remains in custody. Sgt Hutchins was sentenced to 15 years confinement, thus he remains in confinement. There are no further cases pending for the death in Hamandia, Iraq.

yojoe out

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