Politics & Government

October 4, 2010 7:17 AM

Pantano, ex-Marine once accused of murder, draws national spotlight to N.C. race

In North Carolina's southeast corner, a media-savvy congressional candidate has an unusual background that has gained national notice. Ilario Pantano is a gung-ho former Marine officer who was once charged with premeditated murder after killing two unarmed Iraqi prisoners. Surprisingly, his opponent — seven-term incumbent Democrat Mike McIntyre — has not made those charges an issue in the campaign.

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