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Prosecutor criticizes report clearing US Marine of Iraqi murder charges

[JURIST] A senior military prosecutor on Wednesday took the unusual step of publicly criticizing a military investigator's recommendation not to court-martial [JURIST report] 2nd Lt. Ilario Pantano [defense website] for the deaths of two Iraqis during a search for a terrorist hideout. Maj. Stephen Keane, senior trial counsel for the Marines, said that prosectors at Pantano's Article 32 hearing earlier this month made a valid case that the shootings were unnecessary. AP has more.

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