A Camp Pendleton Marine freed on appeal after serving more than six years for the murder of an unarmed man in Hamdaniya, Iraq, during the height of the war will be retried in a military court.
Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III will be arraigned Wednesday at Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Forces Central Command said Monday.
During a subsequent court martial, whose date has not been set, Hutchins will face charges of murder, obstruction of justice, making false official statements and conspiracy to commit larceny.
The Hamdaniya killing had provoked outrage in the United States and Iraq, coming on the heels of the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal involving Army military police, and the killing by a different group of Camp Pendleton Marines of 24 civilians in Haditha.