Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich

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No Jail Time for Marine in Iraqi Civilian Killings

Judge recommends Frank Wuterich rank be reduced to private

(Newser) - The only Marine convicted in the killing of two dozen unarmed civilians in Iraq in 2005 will not serve any jail time, reports the AP . Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich had faced up to three months in jail for dereliction of duty, a charge he pleaded guilty to this week as... More »

Marine's Plea Deal Ends Haditha Trial

Frank Wuterich pleads guilty over assault in Iraq

(Newser) - A US Marine pleaded guilty in a court martial today for his role in the infamous 2005 Haditha killings, the AP reports. Admitting to dereliction of duty, Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich faces up to 3 months confinement, loss of pay, and demotion to private. Nine counts of manslaughter were dropped... More »

Marine to Stand Trial for Iraq Killing Spree

Charge reduced to manslaughter; 2nd Marine indicted

(Newser) - A Marine will face court-martial for leading a bloody strike against Iraqi civilians two years ago, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Charges filed against Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich today include voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault, but a Marine commander dismissed the more severe charge of unpremeditated murder. Wuterich could face... More »

Marines May Drop Massacre Murder Charges

Negligence charge eyed for sarge who led fatal attack on 24 Iraqis

(Newser) - A Marine whose squad killed 24 Iraqi men, women and children in the so-called Haditha Massacre may not face murder charges. An investigating officer has recommended that Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich should be tried instead for negligent homicide, which carries a maximum three-year penalty. The Iraqis were killed when Marines... More »

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