Kent Nishimura, Associated Press
Lance Cpl. Jacob D. Jacoby is seen entering the courtroom of the Legal Services Center at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Lance Cpl. Jacob D. Jacoby, Sgt. Benjamin Johns, and Lance Cpl. Carlos Orozco III are accused of hazing fellow Marine Lance Cpl. Harry Lew who later committed Suicide.

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii — A Marine accused of hazing a fellow Marine who later committed suicide in Afghanistan has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and a reduction in rank.

Navy Capt. Carrie Stephens sentenced Lance Cpl. Jacob Jacoby on Monday at the Marine base in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, after Jacoby pleaded guilty to assault. Jacoby admitted punching and kicking Lance Cpl. Harry Lew in the hours before Lew killed himself at their patrol base in Helmand province on April 3.

Jacoby's rank will be reduced by one grade to private first class.

The prosecution had asked for Jacoby to be discharged from the Marine Corps, and for his rank to be reduced by two grades to private.

Two other Marines have also been accused of hazing Lew and face courts-martial.