(Sorry about the technical difficulties.)
(Also, read the whole article.)
As Jammie Wearing Fool notes, don’t expect Murtha to say a damned word about this.
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — A military jury on Thursday acquitted a Marine sergeant on charges of murdering an unarmed detainee during battle in Fallujah, Iraq.
The jury also acquitted Sgt. Ryan Weemer of dereliction of duty in the November 2004 death.
Weemer hugged and thanked his attorney after the verdict, and his wife, sister and high school English teacher wept from front-row seats.
The panel of eight Marines who served in Iraq or Afghanistan got the case Wednesday and deliberated more than four hours.
Weemer, of Hindsboro, Ill., could have faced a maximum sentence of life in prison and dishonorable discharge if convicted of murder. The maximum sentence for dereliction is six months in prison and a bad conduct discharge.
OK, I paraphrased – but JWF would agree, I think.