updated 12/7/2007 3:11:53 PM ET 2007-12-07T20:11:53

A Marine was charged a second time with murdering a detainee three years ago in Fallujah, Iraq, the military announced Friday.

Sgt. Jermaine A. Nelson was charged with murder and dereliction of duty, charges that were earlier dismissed to give a general time to review the case.

Nelson is the second person charged in the case that centers on allegations that a Marine squad shot a group of unarmed captives during heavy fighting in November 2004. Nelson was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division.

Squad leader Jose Nazario, 27, has been charged with one count of voluntary manslaughter in the killing of two captives. Because he completed his military service, the former sergeant faces charges in federal court.

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