January 18, 2007
by Joshua Pantesco
US Marine Cpl. Trent Thomas is expected to plead guilty during a Thursday court hearing to unpremeditated murder charges stemming from the alleged murder of Iraqi civilian Hashim Ibrahim Awad in Hamdania. Awad was allegedly shot and killed by eight servicemen who allegedly left Awad's body by... ...[read more]
November 21, 2006
by Caitlin Price
US Marine Lance Cpl. Jerry E. Shumate Jr. was sentenced to a maximum 21-month confinement Tuesday after pleading guilty at court-martial to aggravated assault and conspiracy to obstruct justice in connection with the alleged murder and kidnapping of an unarmed Iraqi civilian in Hamdania on April ...[read more]
November 14, 2006
by Jeannie Shawl
US Marine Lance Cpl. Jerry E. Shumate Jr. will plead guilty to aggravated assault and conspiracy to obstruct justice in connection to the alleged murder and kidnapping of an unarmed Iraqi civilian in Hamdania, Shumate's lawyer said Monday. In exchange for the guilty plea, expected to be entered... ...[read more]
September 25, 2006
by Joe Shaulis
Three US Marines charged with murdering an unarmed Iraqi civilian in April in Hamdania will face courts-martial, the Marine Corps announced Monday. The decision follows preliminary hearings for the three Marines, all of whom are based at Camp Pendleton, California: Pfc. John J. Jodka III, Cpl. ...[read more]
September 13, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
The US military will not pursue the death penalty against US Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jerry E. Shumate Jr. in the fatal shooting of an Iraqi civilian in Hamdania, a military prosecutor said Tuesday during an Article 32 hearing. Shumate, 21, is accused of firing at Hashim Ibrahim Awad and then ...[read more]

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