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Marines face courts-martial in Iraqi man's death

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(CNN) -- Three Marines will face courts-martial in the death of an Iraqi man near Hamdaniya in April, the Marine Corps said Monday.

The victim, identified in a Marine press release as Hashim Ibrahim Awad, 52, was killed on April 26.

In June, a source close to the case said Navy investigators had statements from some of those involved that the man's death was staged.

The men, who have been jailed at Camp Pendleton, California, allegedly removed Awad from his home in the village of Hamdaniya and fatally shot him, then planted an AK-47, shell casings and a shovel near his body to make it look like he was an insurgent who was planting a bomb.

Facing charges of murder, conspiracy, assault and housebreaking is Pfc. John J. Jodka.

Cpl. Marshall L. Magincalda faces charges of murder, conspiracy, making a false official statement, larceny and housebreaking.

Lance Cpl. Jerry E. Shumate faces murder, conspiracy, larceny and housebreaking charges. Shumate faces an additional assault charge in a separate incident, the alleged assault of another Iraqi man on April 10.

A specification of wrongfully seizing and holding the victim against his will was added to the charges against each Marine.

The murder charges are non-capital, according to the release, which means the accused could not be sentenced to death if convicted.

The schedule for cases has not been announced.

One Marine, Lance Cpl. Henry D. Lever, had the only charge against him, assault, dismissed.


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U.S. troops are accused of killing Hasham Ibrahim Awad on April 26.

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