Trial underway for Marine in Va. charged with multiple counts of hazing

A decorated Marine accused of humiliating and intentionally physically abusing fellow Marines — ordering one to punch another hard enough to make him urinate blood — is facing a court-martial in Virginia.

Staff Sgt. Dustin A. Barker of Scott, Kentucky is accused of hazing Marines in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 2013. Court records say he also forced Marines at Quantico, Virginia to run excessive distances while wearing heavy equipment.

Barker's general court-martial was scheduled to start Monday at Naval Station Norfolk. His legal representative could not be reached for comment.

Barker has been a Marine since 2002 and won two awards for good conduct.

The Marines have been striving for years to stamp out hazing.