WASHINGTON -- A Marine with local ties was among eight people charged with murder in an Iraqi civilian's death.
Marine Lance Cpl. Jerry E. Shumate Jr., of Greensboro, was among those charged.
The Marine Corps announced that it charged seven Marines and a sailor.
The Marine Corps identified the others as: Marine Sgt. Lawrence G. Hutchins III, Marine Cpl. Trent D. Thomas, Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Melson J. Bacos, Marine Lance Cpl. Tyler A. Jackson, Marine Pfc. John J. Jackson, Marine Lance Cpl. Robert B. Pennington, and Marine Cpl. Marshall L. Magincalda.
The eight are jailed at Camp Pendleton, Calif. They are accused of pulling an unarmed Iraqi man from his home in April and shooting him without provocation.
Meanwhile, military investigators have found that two California soldiers shot to death in Iraq were murdered by Iraqi civil-defense officers patrolling with them.
The deaths of Army Spc. Patrick R. McCaffrey Sr. and 1st Lt. Andre D. Tyson were originally attributed to an ambush during a patrol near Balad, Iraq, on June 22, 2004.
But the Army's Criminal Investigation Command found that one or more of the Iraqis attached to the American soldiers on patrol fired at them, a military official said Tuesday.
A Pentagon spokesman knew of no other similar incident, calling it "extremely rare."
The Army has conducted an extensive investigation into the deaths but declined to provide details out of respect for relatives of the soldiers, spokesman Paul Boyce said Tuesday evening.
It was unclear whether the investigators had established a motive or arrested any suspects.
The families of McCaffrey and Tyson were to be briefed on the report's conclusions Tuesday and Wednesday by Brig. Gen. Oscar Hilman, the soldiers' commander at the time, and three other officers
As far as Im concerned, The lives of McCaffrey & Tyson paid in full for anything those Marines did.