A Marine Corps Scout Sniper who battled his senior leadership in a public legal battle was found dead in his home Wednesday night.
Retired Cpl. Robert Richards was 28 years old and was found dead inside his home in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
A Marine Corps combat veteran who endured a long, public legal battle with the service’s senior leadership was found dead Wednesday night. According to his attorney, an autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death, but they are ruling out a self-inflicted suicide.
On that tour Richards and three Marines filmed a video of themselves urinating of the dead bodies of Taliban members who killed, desecrated and dismembered other Marines. The video was leaked in 2012 and went viral causing international fallout. The prosecution went stale when allegations that the U.S. Marine Corps Commandant , General Amos and his legal advisers manipulated the justice process in order to guarantee the Marines were punished severely.
Richards is going to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. More about his legal battle can be found on his page http://www.defendsgtrichards.com/