6 Marines charged in Iraq assault
Charges arise from incident discovered in probe of April death in Hamdania
The Associated Press
Updated: 7:32 p.m. PT Aug 3, 2006
SAN DIEGO -
Three of the Marines charged Thursday are currently in the brig at Camp Pendleton on murder and kidnapping charges in connection with the April 26 slaying of 52-year-old Hashim Ibrahim Awad in Hamdania. The other three had not been charged in that case.
Meanwhile, , according to Lt. Col. Colby Vokey, the Marine Corps' defense coordinator for the Western United States. The .
The six charged in the assault were identified as Lance Cpl. Saul H. Lopezromo, Pfc. Derek I. Lewis, Lance Cpl. Henry D. Lever, Sgt. Lawrence G. Hutchins III, Cpl. Trent D. Thomas and Lance Cpl. Jerry E. Shumate Jr.
Hutchins, Thomas and Shumate are also charged in the Awad slaying.
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