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SAN DIEGO -- A Marine veteran was sentenced to 26 years in federal prison on Wednesday for killing and then dismembering his girlfriend in Panama in 2011. Brian Brimager, 40, pleaded guilty in February to stabbing to death Yvonne Baldelli in an apartment they shared in Bocas Del Toro, an island off the Panamanian coast, almost five years ago. ... more
A midnight curfew and other tightened liberty restrictions will take effect Friday for all service members on Okinawa, III Marine Expeditionary Force said Thursday. The new rules, which III MEF said will remain in effect through June 24, follow the arrest last week of a civilian U.S. base worker suspected in the death of a 20-year-old Okinawa... more
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe publicly chastised President Barack Obama on Wednesday for the alleged rape and murder of a young Okinawan woman by a Marine veteran that has re-ignited protests on the island against the American military presence there. “This case shocked all of Japan,” Abe said with Obama at his side for a news conference f... more
The rape and murder of a Japanese woman, allegedly by a Marine veteran on Okinawa, will be on the agenda for talks with President Barack Obama in Tokyo later this week, Japanese officials said Monday. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe "will strongly demand that the U.S. side take effective and convincing measures to prevent incidents and accid... more
WINTER HAVEN — Daniel Torres served in the Iraqi War as a U.S. Marine, but his undocumented status forced him to spend five years in Tijuana, Mexico, outside of the country he spent three years defending. The 30-year-old veteran was not alone. He was one of many U.S. military veterans forced to live outside of the country they served. "At the ... more