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More Marines charged over corpse urination video

Staff reports Updated: February 8, 2013 at 12:00 am

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Two more Marines face criminal charges over a 2011 YouTube video showing members of a sniper platoon urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

The Marine Corps announced Friday that Sgt. Robert W. Richards faces charges including dereliction of duty and violating orders. Military prosecutors say he filmed himself and others urinating on the corpses.

Capt. James V. Clement faces charges that include conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman for failing to properly supervise junior Marines and making false statements to investigators.

A hearing for Richards and Clement will be held at Camp Lejeune to determine if there evidence to proceed to a court martial.

Two other Marines pleaded guilty in the case that gained international attention and were sentenced to reductions in rank.

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