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Marine reservist gets bad-conduct discharge

December 15, 2007

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— A Marine reservist who killed an Iraqi soldier was sentenced Friday to a bad-conduct discharge but will serve no more time behind bars, a Camp Pendleton spokeswoman said.

Lance Cpl. Delano Holmes, 22, of Indianapolis, also was reduced in rank to private.

Holmes could have faced up to eight more years of confinement, but was sentenced only to the 10 months he had already spent in the brig awaiting his court-martial.

A Marine jury convicted him Thursday of negligent homicide and making a false official statement in the Dec. 31, 2006, stabbing death of Pvt. Munther Jasem Muhammed Hassin in Fallujah.

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