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Former Marine Sniper Punished in Scandal Wins Again in Court | Military.com

A military appeals court is standing by its decision to void the conviction of a Marine whose prosecution may have been tainted by influence from the commandant of the Marine Corps.

The United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals decided today it would not reconsider its November decision in the case of former Staff Sgt. Joe Chamblin, according to documents reviewed by Military.com.

Chamblin was one of a handful of Marine Corps scout snipers filmed urinating on Taliban corpses during a 2011 deployment to Afghanistan. The video spurred outrage when it was uploaded to YouTube in early 2012.

In total, eight Marines would face punishment in the fallout. Chamblin was sentenced in December 2012 to 30 days’ confinement and demoted to sergeant for his participation, a sentence that would ultimately spell the end of his Marine Corps career.

Source: Former Marine Sniper Punished in Scandal Wins Again in Court | Military.com