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July 18, 2013 | By Tony Perry
A Marine from Camp Pendleton is set to be released Friday from the brig at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego after serving six years behind bars for killing an unarmed Iraqi in 2006, the Marine's attorney said Thursday night. The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces turned down a request from prosecutors to overturn its earlier ruling that had tossed out Sgt. Larry Hutchins' conviction on grounds that he was improperly denied an lawyer when investigators began to question him. The government could still appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to have Hutchins' conviction reinstated.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2013 | By Tony Perry
Marine Corps lawyers Tuesday petitioned a military appeals court to overturn the court's earlier ruling that tossed out the conviction of a Marine from Camp Pendleton in the killing of an unarmed Iraqi man. Two weeks ago, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces ruled that Larry Hutchins was improperly denied a lawyer when investigators in Iraq first began to question him about the 2006 killing. His lawyer, Babu Kaza, said that Hutchins, who was then a sergeant, was put in solitary confinement for seven days after asking for a lawyer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2013 | By Tony Perry
Firefighters continued Wednesday night to battle a brushfire that broke out hours earlier at Camp Pendleton, authorities said. The fire, in the northern area of the sprawling base, has burned several hundred acres but is not threatening any structures. No injuries have been reported. ALSO: 'We won!' West Hollywood councilman says of Prop. 8 decision Search continues for gunman who ambushed two LAPD detectives Attorneys for Miramonte students, parents fire back at L.A. Unified   tony.perry@latimes.com
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2013 | By Tony Perry
A military appeals court Wednesday tossed out the high-profile conviction of a Marine from Camp Pendleton for the killing of an unarmed Iraqi man in 2006 in Hamandiya, west of Baghdad. The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces ruled that Larry Hutchins was improperly denied a lawyer when investigators in Iraq first began to question him about the killing. He was put in solitary confinement for seven days, according to his lawyer, Babu Kaza. "At that point he broke and informed NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2013 | By Tony Perry
Vice President Joe Biden, and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, were at Camp Pendleton on Friday, talking to children who have lost a family member in Iraq or Afghanistan. The 40-plus children were attending a camp out event at Palomar Mountain sponsored by the USO/Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). The children and their adult chaperones were brought to the base for a display of Marine gear and then an informal talk with the vice president - followed by ice cream.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 2013 | By Tony Perry
Seven active-duty Marines, one sailor and seven former Marines are among 64 people arrested after an eight-month sting operation focusing on stolen cars and other property in northern San Diego County, authorities announced Thursday. Some 92 stolen vehicles, worth $692,603, were seized by a multi-agency task force working on Operation Perfect Storm, county Dist. Atty. Bonnie Dumanis said. Dozens of serial car thieves "have been shut down," she said. The military gear seized includes helmets, night-vision goggles, gas masks, bullet-resistant vests and 10,000 rounds of ammunition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 2013 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
CAMP PENDLETON - After writing scores of condolence letters, Marine Gen. John Kelly thought he knew something about the pain of having a son killed during war. Then his own son was killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2010 and Kelly found the pain more scorching and paralyzing than he had ever imagined. But it also gave him an unbreakable bond with other family members of the fallen. And so on Thursday, near the end of his speech at the unveiling of a memorial to 89 Marines and sailors from the 5th Marine Regiment killed in Afghanistan, Kelly made a personal offer of regret to the Gold Star family members in attendance - regret from someone who has suffered the same loss.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A former civilian contractor at Camp Pendleton was sentenced Monday to six months in prison followed by six months' house arrest after pleading guilty to stealing medical equipment meant to be shipped to forward-deployed Marines, including some in Afghanistan. Michael Tuisee, 34, of Oceanside, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo to forfeit $8250 in profits that he made by selling the equipment and to pay $179,698.50 in restitution to the Marine Corps.
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May 15, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
Classic car events with tours or rallies are nothing new. One touring the largest military base on the West Coast is. For the first time ever, Camp Pendleton will open its gates for auto enthusiasts to tour its 125,000-acre facility on June 21. The Rallye Basilone Historic Tour, which will raise money for three Marine Corps charities, is the inaugural event of the three-day Orange County Collector Car and Motorcycle Week. Formerly known just as the Dana Point Concours d'Elegance, organizers are hoping to raise the event's profile by extending it to a three-day "automotive celebration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2013 | By Tony Perry
A Navy corpsman has been awarded a Silver Star for bravery for risking his life to save wounded Marines and a wounded Afghan police officer during a Taliban ambush. Petty Officer 1st Class Benny Flores "steadfastly refused treatment for his own wounds until all of his comrades were treated," according to the Silver Star citation read aloud during an award ceremony Friday at Camp Pendleton. Flores, 30, a native of Guam, was serving with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward)
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