US military court overturns Marine's conviction in Iraqi's death

The highest US military appeals court on Wednesday overturned the murder conviction of a Marine sergeant found guilty in 2007 of leading a squad in Iraq that was accused of killing a civilian they had captured, bound and gagged.


Three judges on the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces found Sergeant Lawrence Hutchins gave a statement to a US Navy investigator while in custody that should have been ruled inadmissible and tainted his court-martial. (Reuters)