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    <H1>US Marine sentenced over killing of Iraqi man</H1>@@@@SPAN =storyDate>Sunday, 18 February 2007 11:48@@@@/SPAN> </DIV>
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    A US Marine involved in the killing of a 52-year-old Iraqi man has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

    Lance Corporal Robert Pennington, who is 22, was one of seven Marines and a Navy medic who set out to kidnap and kill a suspected insurgent, but instead seized Hashim Ibrahim Awad, a disabled police officer.

    According to testimony from other defendants, they dragged Awad from his home in Hamdania, tied him up and stuffed him in a bomb crater with a stolen rifle and shovel to make it look like he was planting a roadside bomb.

    They then shot and killed him in a staged gunfight.

    "Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too ?" - Douglas Adams

    He got off lightly! But to say that USMC prison time won't be easy time it will be tough.
    Is it only a game?
    And its Thomond Park NOT Thomond