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Second Marine acquitted in hazing that led to suicide

HONOLULU (Reuters) – The last of three U.S. Marines court-martialed on charges they physically abused and humiliated a fellow Marine who later killed himself was acquitted on Friday of all charges in the case by a military jury. The case stems from the suicide of Lance Corporal Harry Lew, 21,…

U.S. lawmakers call for hearings on military hazing

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers Thursday called for congressional hearings into hazing in the US military while urging an end to “institutional” abuse that has led to suicides among soldiers. Representative Judy Chu, whose Marine nephew, Lance Corporal Harry Lew, committed suicide in Afghanistan last year some 20 minutes after enduring severe…