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Larry Hutchins, left with his sleeping daughter Kylie, his mother, Kathi, and his father, Larry Hutchins Sr. Hutchins, is the Marine squad leader convicted of killing an Iraqi civilian in 2006. His conviction has since been reversed and is now being appealed by the government.
The Marine Corps is taking the unusual step of allowing a Camp Pendleton squad leader convicted of leading his troops in a 2006 kidnapping and slaying of an Iraqi civilian to get out of prison to be present for the birth of his second child, reports the North County Times.
Lt. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, commander of the base's I Marine Expeditionary Force and head of Marine Corps Central Command, approved the temporary release of former Sgt. Larry Hutchins this week.