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Marine Gets Reduced Sentence in Hamdania Killing

A Marine was sentenced Wednesday for the murder of an Iraqi civilian in the village of Hamdania.

Pvt. John Jodka could have been locked away for five years, but he received a reduced sentence of 18 months after agreeing to testify against the rest of his platoon's involvement in the crime.

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John McChesney
Since 1979 senior correspondent John McChesney has been with NPR, where he has served as national editor (responsible for domestic news) and senior foreign editor. Over the course of his career with NPR, McChesney covered a variety of beats and traveled extensively throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. His reports can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, and newscasts.