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Marine Captain Charged in Death

Posted October 15, 1999 7:00 a.m. EDT

— A Marine captain accused of pushing his troops too hard is now charged with negligent homicide.

Victor Arana is accused of marching his unit too fast without enough breaks during a training exercise this summer.

Investigators say he caused the death of 21-year-old Lance Cpl. Giuseppe Leto.

The marine died after an eight-mile hike.