Convicted Marine Allowed Home to See Birth of Second Child

Marine charged with murder of Iraqi man given a five-day pass home

By Chuck Westerheide
|  Friday, Oct 14, 2011  |  Updated 2:33 PM PDT
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Marine Leaves Brig for Birth of Child

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Marine private Lawrence Hutchins will get to leave a military prison to see the birth of his second child.

Hutchins was the camp Pendleton-based squad leader charged with the murder of an Iraqi man in Hamdania.

According to Mark Walker at our media partner the North County Times, he was granted a five day pass from the brig to join his wife as she delivers their second child.

Hutchins was originally convicted of the crime in 2007 and sent to the federal prison. Last year, he was free for about six months after a military court overturned the conviction. Hutchins was then returned to the brig at Miramar by a higher military court.
 

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