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Legal News
9 Apr 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] A jury of US Marines acquitted Sgt. Ryan Weemer [JURIST news archive] Thursday of one count of murder and one count of dereliction of duty for his involvement in the shooting death of a detained Iraqi insurgent during a Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNF-Iraq) [official website] November 2004 offensive in Fallujah … [read more]


Legal News
13 Jan 2009
by Tere Miller-Sporrer

[JURIST] The court-martial for US Marine Corp Sgt. Jermaine Nelson [JURIST news archive] has been scheduled for February 16, according to a Monday report in the San Diego Union-Tribune. The trial was scheduled to begin earlier this month, but a delay was granted following a ruling in which the court … [read more]


Legal News
16 Dec 2008
by Andrew Morgan

[JURIST] US Marine Sgt. Jermaine Nelson [JURIST news archive] pleaded not guilty Monday in a military court at Camp Pendleton to charges of unpremeditated murder [UCMJ Article 118 text] and dereliction of duty [UCMJ Article 92 text] in connection with the November 2004 killing of four detained Iraqi insurgents. Nelson … [read more]


Legal News
15 Sep 2008
by Joe Shaulis

[JURIST] A US soldier and an Iraqi translator for the US military testified against Staff Sgt. Hal M. Warner [defense website; JURIST news archive] as an Article 32 preliminary hearing [JAG backgrounder] concluded Sunday in Iraq [JURIST news archive]. Military prosecutors are seeking to court-martial Warner, of the Army's 1st … [read more]


Legal News
5 Sep 2008
by Devin Montgomery

[JURIST] The hearings for two US soldiers charged in connection with the death of an Iraqi detainee have been scheduled for September 11 and 20, representatives of the US military said [AFP report] on Thursday. Staff Sgt. Hal M. Warner was charged [press release; JURIST report] in August with premeditated … [read more]


Legal News
29 Aug 2008
by Joe Shaulis

[JURIST] A federal jury on Thursday acquitted former US Marine Sgt. Jose Luis Nazario Jr. [defense website; JURIST news archive] of voluntary manslaughter and other charges [JURIST report] in the first civilian trial for crimes allegedly committed by a member of the US military in Iraq. After six hours of … [read more]


Legal News
23 Aug 2008
by Steve Czajkowski

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Central District of California [official website] found two US Marines in contempt of court Friday after the two declined to testify against their former squad leader in a trial over the killing of Iraqi detainees during the Multinational Force-Iraq's November … [read more]


Legal News
20 Aug 2008
by Devin Montgomery

[JURIST] Jury selection began Tuesday in the the trial of a former US Marine who faces voluntary manslaughter charges [JURIST report] for alleged involvement in the deaths of four Iraqi civilians in 2004. Sergeant Jose Nazario cannot face trial by court-martial because he is no longer in the military, and is … [read more]


Legal News
17 Aug 2008
by Deirdre Jurand

[JURIST] The US-led Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNF-Iraq) [official website] announced Saturday that the first hearing of a US soldier charged in connection with the death of an Iraqi detainee will begin on September 5 [press release]. Staff Sgt. Hal M. Warner, who was stationed about 130 miles north of Baghdad, was … [read more]


Legal News
3 Aug 2008
by Nick Fiske

[JURIST] The US-led Multi-National Force-Iraq [official website] announced Saturday that it has charged [press release] two US soldiers with premeditated murder, assault, making a false official statement and obstruction of justice in connection with the death of an Iraqi detainee. Staff Sgt. Hal M. Warner and First Lt. Michael C. … [read more]


Legal News
4 Jul 2008
by Nick Fiske

[JURIST] A US district court judge Thursday released two US Marines who had previously been jailed for refusing to testify about the deaths of Iraqi detainees during the November 2004 offensive [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] in Fallujah [USMC timeline; JURIST news archive]. Marine Corps Sgt. Ryan G. Weemer [JURIST news archive] and … [read more]


Legal News
13 Jun 2008
by Andrew Gilmore

[JURIST] A US District Court Judge Thursday ordered US Marine Corps Sgt. Ryan G. Weemer [JURIST news archive] jailed for refusing to testify about the deaths of Iraqi detainees during the Multinational Force-Iraq's November 2004 offensive [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] in Fallujah [USMC timeline; JURIST news archive]. Weemer reportedly refused to testify … [read more]


Legal News
16 May 2008
by Andrew Gilmore

[JURIST] US Marine Sgt. Jermaine Nelson will face a court martial later this year for murder, according to an order given by Marine Lt. Gen. Samuel T. Hellman [official profile]. The murder charge, announced Wednesday, stems from an incident during the Multinational National Force-Iraq's November 2004 offensive in Fallujah [GlobalSecurity … [read more]


Legal News
2 May 2008
by Steve Czajkowski

[JURIST] A former US Marine sergeant, charged [JURIST report] with two counts of voluntary manslaughter for allegedly killing two Iraqi insurgents during the Multinational National Force-Iraq's November 2004 offensive in Fallujah [GlobalSecurity backgrounder], can stand trial in federal court, according to a ruling from US District Court Judge Stephen Larson. … [read more]


Legal News
25 Apr 2008
by Nick Fiske

[JURIST] US Marine Sgt. Jermaine A. Nelson should face court-martial for the November 2004 murder of an Iraqi detainee in Fallujah [JURIST news archive], a US Marine hearing officer found following an Article 32 pretrial hearing [JAG backgrounder]. Nelson was charged [JURIST report] in December with murder and five counts … [read more]


Legal News
19 Mar 2008
by Leslie Schulman

[JURIST] A US Marine sergeant was charged [press release] Tuesday with one count of murder and one count of dereliction of duty for his involvement in the shooting of a detained Iraqi insurgent during the Multinational National Force-Iraq's November 2004 offensive [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] in Fallujah [USMC timeline; JURIST news archive]. … [read more]


Legal News
8 Dec 2007
by Eric Firkel

[JURIST] US Marine Sgt. Jermaine A. Nelson was charged Friday with the November 2004 murder of an Iraqi detainee in Fallujah [JURIST news archive]. This is the second time Nelson has been charged with the murder. The original charges against him were initially dropped, but upon review of the case, … [read more]


Legal News
13 Sep 2007
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] A former US Marine sergeant pleaded not guilty in a California federal court Wednesday to two counts of voluntary manslaughter for killing two Iraqi insurgents during the Multinational National Force-Iraq's November 2004 offensive [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] in Fallujah [Wikipedia backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. The criminal complaint [PDF text] against Jose … [read more]


Legal News
16 Aug 2007
by Leslie Schulman

[JURIST] A former Marine sergeant has been charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter for killing two Iraqi insurgents during the Multinational National Force-Iraq's November 2004 offensive in Fallujah [GlobalSecurity backgrounder], his lawyers said Thursday. Jose Nazario will be arraigned at the US District Court for the Central District of … [read more]

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