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Former Marine Acquitted in Slaying
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Former Marine Acquitted in Slaying
June 09, 2008
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Moments after stepping outside the county jail, Iraq war veteran Walter Laak embraced his relatives and muttered the words they had been waiting a year to hear: "I knew it was going to be all right."

A Clark County jury acquitted Laak, 27, of murder charges June 6 afternoon after a weeklong trial.

Laak was arrested a year ago on charges he shot and killed 19- year-old Juan Cordova during a confrontation at a friend's house. He had remained in jail since his arrest June 6, 2007.

The former Marine, who served two combat tours in Iraq, had maintained he shot Cordova in self-defense.

"It's great to be out," said Laak, who plans to celebrate his freedom by spending time with his family and eating Korean food. Laak is half Korean.

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