Marine from LI pleads guilty to urinating on Taliban bodies

A Marine from Southold has pled guilty to urinating on the bodies of Taliban fighters. Staff Sgt. Edward Deptola told a judge yesterday that he

The Marine told a judge he was in a position to stop it from happening but did not.

The Marine told a judge he was in a position to stop it from happening but did not. (1/17/13)

SOUTHOLD - A Marine from Southold has plead guilty to urinating on the bodies of Taliban fighters.

Staff Sgt. Edward Deptola told a judge yesterday that he was in a position to stop it from happening, but did not.

Video of the incident was taken in Afghanistan in 2011 but surfaced online last year.

Under a plea deal, the maximum penalty Deptola will face is a reduction in rank.  

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