After seeing his conviction for killing an Iraqi civilian in Hamdania tossed by the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals last year, Marine Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins is now preparing to return to confinement. The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces reinstatedthe conviction that the Navy-Marine Corps Court vacated, overturning the service court’s presumption of prejudice due to finding Hutchins’ attorney-client relationship with one of his trial defense counsel was improperly severed just before the court-martial began.

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