Marine Sgt. Ryan Weemer

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2nd Marine Acquitted in Fallujah Killings

(Newser) - A Marine was acquitted today in a court-martial for civilian deaths during the battle for Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Sgt. Ryan Weemer acted in self defense and had orders to fire, there was no forensic evidence, and he was manipulated by investigators, his lawyers argued.... More »

Civilian Jury Acquits Ex-Marine of Iraqi Murders

'No one saw who did the shooting,' says juror

(Newser) - A former Marine sergeant accused of killing Iraqi prisoners has been acquitted by a California jury, reports the Los Angeles Times. Jose Luis Nazario, 28, wept as he heard the verdict. It's the first time in modern history a civilian jury has ruled on actions taken in combat, and promised... More »

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