Ma­rine Corps sets 3 hear­ings in Par­ris Is­land haz­ing cases

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COLUMBIA | The Ma­rine Corps has sched­uled hear­ings in Jan­uary for three for­mer drill in­struc­tors in con­nec­tion with al­le­ga­tions of haz­ing at the Corps’ re­cruit train­ing fa­cil­ity at Par­ris Is­land in South Carolina.

Corps spokesman Capt. Joshua Pena said Thurs­day ar­raign­ments for two Marines fac­ing mid-level, or spe­cial courts-mar­tial, in con­nec­tion with the haz­ing ac­cu­sa­tions are set for Fri­day, Jan. 6, at Ma­rine Corps Base Quan­tico in Vir­ginia.

Quan­tico is the home of the Ma­rine Corps Train­ing and Ed­u­ca­tion Command.

A third hear­ing known as an Ar­ti­cle 32 is to be Thurs­day, Jan. 5, at the same in­stal­la­tion for a third Ma­rine po­ten­tially fac­ing a court-mar­tial. It is sim­i­lar to a civil­ian grand jury pro­ceed­ing and helps de­ter­mine if a court-mar­tial is to be held.

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