Former Marine found not guilty

Jury acquits former Marine in killing of Iraqis

By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A former Marine accused of killing unarmed Iraqi detainees was acquitted of voluntary manslaughter Thursday in a first-of-its-kind federal trial.

The jury took six hours to find Jose Luis Nazario Jr. not guilty of charges that he killed or caused others to kill four unarmed detainees on Nov. 9, 2004, in Fallujah, Iraq, during some of the fiercest fighting of the war.

Full story here. This case was remarkable in that it was tried in a civilian court.