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4 Marines are facing charges after comrade's fatal fall

Four Marines have been charged in the death of a fellow Marine who fell after being dangled upside down from a third-floor barracks window in Japan.

Lance Cpl. Christopher Epley, 22, of Brandenburg, Ky., died Dec. 21 during a birthday party in Okinawa.Military investigators said Epley and eight other Marines had been playing a game called "trust," in which they had been taking turns holding each other by their feet outside the window. Epley accidentally fell during his turn.