US marine sentenced for urinating on corpses

Last updated 13:28 21/12/2012

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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.

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