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Two more Marines charged in urination case

Feb. 8, 2013 at 3:57 PM   |   Comments

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A U.S. Marine captain and a sergeant were charged in the matter of a video showing Marines urinating on dead Afghan militants, officials said.

Capt. James V. Clement and Sgt. Robert W. Richards were charged in late January with violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice for misconduct during operations in Helmand province, the Marine Corps Times reported.

Clement, who was executive officer of Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines of Camp Lejeune, N.C., was charged with dereliction of duty and lying to a naval investigator, among other charges.

Richards, a team leader in Kilo Company, was charged with dereliction of duty, violation of a lawful general order and conduct prejudicial to the good order and discipline of the armed forces.

An Article 32 hearing will be scheduled and overseen by Lt. Gen. Richard Mills, the Marine Corps Times said.

The Corps began its investigation into the incident after a video posted on YouTube in January 2012 showed several laughing Marines appearing to urinate on militants' corpses in July 2011.

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