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Marine Sentenced at General Courts-Martial inn Hamdania Investigation

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Press Release #06-008                                                           Nov. 16, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Marine Sentenced at General Court-Martial in Hamdania Investigation

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Nov. 16, 2006) – The sentencing for Lance Cpl. Tyler A. Jackson for his involvement in the death of an Iraqi civilian, Hashim Ibrahim Awad, on April 26, 2006, near Hamdania, Iraq was held today here. 

Jackson was sentenced to nine years confinement, reduction in rank to Pvt./E-1, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and dishonorable discharge. 

Pursuant to the terms of the pre-trial agreement Jackson's sentence was limited to 21 months confinement.  The punitive discharge will be disapproved.  The reduction in rank and forfeiture of pay and allowances may be approved.

Jackson pled guilty Nov. 6, 2006 to the additional charges of aggravated assault and conspiracy to obstruct justice during a general court-martial held here. 

The original charges of murder, conspiracy, housebreaking, larceny and kidnapping, that were referred to general court-martial on Oct. 17, 2006, were withdrawn as part of the pre-trial agreement. 

The military judge for the sentencing was Lt. Col. Joseph Lisiecki. 

U.S. Marine Corps personnel sentenced to confinement of one year or longer automatically have their cases forwarded to the Navy - Marine Court of Criminal Appeals for review.

More information on the charges, specifications and legal proceedings can be found at www.usmc.mil/lapa/iraq-investigations.htm

 

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