(LOS ANGELES TIMES) — Frank Wuterich, who pleaded guilty to dereliction of duty in the killing of 27 unarmed Iraqis in 2005, has been discharged from the Marine Corps.

Wuterich, 31, received a general discharge under honorable conditions, his attorney, Neal Puckett, told the North County Times.

Such a discharge is one notch below an honorable discharge and does not block Wuterich from any veterans benefits he earned during his years in the Marine Corps. Before he was discharged, Wuterich was demoted from staff sergeant to private.

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