Frm. Marine doesn't hold "grievance" against Corps

Thursday - 7/21/2011, 8:40am EDT

The lawyer for a former Marine accused of firing potshots at the Pentagon and other military targets says his client doesn't have a grievance against the Corps. Twenty-two-year-old Yonathan Melaku is charged in federal court with a series of overnight shootings beginning in October at targets including the Marine Corps museum in Quantico. He was arrested last month after police spotted him in Arlington National Cemetery. It was after dark, and police say he was acting suspiciously. Melaku attended a pretrial hearing on unrelated state charges for larceny. Afterward his attorney said his client was happy in his service as a Marine.

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