The Latest: Lawyer: Deceased Marine’s family weighs options


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of a recruit’s death at the Parris Island training center (all times local):

10:20 a.m.

An attorney for the family of a Marine who investigators say killed himself at the Parris Island training center in South Carolina says the family is reviewing its options after the release of a military investigation report.

The results of investigations released Thursday found trainees — and even some drill instructors — were subjected to repeated incidents of verbal and physical abuse. It also faulted commanders for not paying enough attention to what was going on.

The investigations were prompted by the death earlier this year of Raheel Siddiqui of Taylor, Michigan. The young Muslim had told relatives he wanted to become a Marine to serve his country.

Attorney Shiraz Khan released a statement Thursday on the family’s behalf to the Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/2cbnCOj) that said there are still “too many questions that remain answered.”

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3:20 a.m.

The Marine Corps is looking at possible punishments and courts-martial for up to 20 officers and enlisted leaders in the wake of investigations prompted by the suicide of a recruit at its Parris Island training facility in South Carolina.

The results of investigations released Thursday found trainees — and even some drill instructors — were subjected to repeated incidents of verbal and physical abuse. It also faulted commanders for not paying enough attention to what was going on.

The investigations were touched off by the death of Raheel Siddiqui of Taylor, Michigan, a young Muslim who had told his relatives he wanted to become a Marine to serve his country.

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