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Aquitted Camp Pendleton Marine waiting to "take back his own life"

This story is in the Valley News, by Paul Young.

One year ago today, in a precedent-setting trial in Riverside, former U.S. Marine Sgt. Jose Luis Nazario was acquitted of charges he unlawfully killed enemy combatants in Iraq. Now, the ex-serviceman is waiting for a former comrade’s trial to wrap up before he begins the process of "taking his own life back.”

An April court-martial at Camp Pendleton of a second comrade in the case, Sgt. Ryan Weemer also ended in acquittal. Court-martial for the third, Sgt. Jermaine Allen Nelson, is expected to get under way next month.

But even though his own case ended a year ago, Nazario has said he won’t be able to move on until Nelson’s case is concluded, according to an email to City News Service today from his attorney, Kevin Barry McDermott.

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