Murder charges against a US marine accused of killing three Iraqi civilians in Haditha two years ago have been dropped, the US military has said.
L/Cpl Justin Sharratt was among several accused of going on a rampage in which 24 Iraqis were killed after a roadside bombing killed one US marine.
Investigators said the allegations were not supported by independent evidence.
Two more marines still face murder charges. Three others have been charged with failing to investigate the deaths.
A fourth, Capt Randy W Stone, had his charges of failing to investigate the killings adequately dropped on Thursday.
Charges against another murder suspect, Sgt Sanick Dela Cruz, were dropped in April in exchange for his testimony.
In a ruling released at Camp Pendleton, California, Lt Gen James Mattis said that an investigating officer's report on L/Cpl Sharratt's case, did not support
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