NC Marine filmed urinating on Taliban corpses found dead



JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - A medically retired Marine seen urinating on dead Taliban insurgents in a controversial video died in his home in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

An autopsy and toxicology test will determine how Corporal Robert Richards died but his lawyer said it does not appear to be a suicide.

Richards was deployed to Afghanistan three times. He was injured and suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The Marines demoted him from Sergeant to Corporal after he pleaded guilty to charges involving the video.

Last year, another North Carolina Marine involved in the international scandal spoke for the first time about the incident. Sergeant Joseph Chamblin told Channel 9 it happened in 2011 after a firefight with insurgents that they believe made improvised explosive devices.

A Marine was killed by a I.E.D. blast just days before.


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