US marine sentenced for urinating on corpses

Last updated 13:28 21/12/2012

Relevant offers

World

Restaurant questioned by police over 'unsavoury' and 'antisocial' wine list South Korea media agency says North Korea's launch 'may have failed' Waitangi Day celebratory scrum halts London traffic Magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits southern Taiwan Boy jailed for murdering young neighbour after she refused to show him puppies Pair charged for teen's murder scouted and settled for remote stretch of road New Zealand joins international chorus of condemnation against North Korea missile launch This futuristic fighter jet will probably be unveiled to America at Super Bowl Man killed, second man survives after being hit by train in Australia Virus that's killing honeybees caused by humans: study

A marine general will scale back the punishment announced by a military judge who presided at a court-martial of a Marine who pled guilty to urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters and posing for pictures with them in Afghanistan.

The judge announced a sentence for Staff Sgt Joseph W Chamblin of 30 days confinement, reduction in rank by three grades, a $2,000 fine and other punishments.

The Marine Corps said Chamblin pleaded guilty to wrongful desecration, failure to properly supervise junior Marines and posing for photos with battlefield casualties.

Lt Gen Richard Mills, who is overseeing the Chamblin case, agreed before the court-martial to limit his punishment to the loss of $500 in pay and reduction in rank by one grade.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content