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Marine faces charges for urinating on corpses

2 years ago January 16, 2013 Jan 16, 2013 Wednesday, January 16 2013 Wednesday, January 16, 2013 5:06:29 AM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - A U.S. Marine faces court martial for urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan and then posing for photos with the corpses.

Court proceedings are set to start today against Staff Sgt. Edward W. Deptola, who was charged after a video surfaced showing four Marines urinating on three dead men in July 2011.

Deptola is accused of desecrating remains, posing for unofficial photographs with human casualties and failing to properly supervise lower-ranking Marines. His military lawyer wasn't identified.

Another Marine, Staff Sgt. Joseph W. Chamblin, pleaded guilty last month. Chamblin was sentenced to 30 days confinement, reduced in rank, fined and ordered to forfeit part of his pay for six months.

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