August 19, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On August 19, 2006, Lt. Colonel Jeffrey R. Chessani stated that he did not believe a probe into the November 2005 deaths of 24 civilians in Haditha, Iraq, was necessary because he did not believe there was any wrongdoing. Charges against Chessani were eventually dropped. Of the eight Marines ...[read more]
March 18, 2009
by Lucas Tanglen
The US Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals upheld Tuesday a military judge's dismissal of the charges against Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani, the top-ranking US Marine to face court-martial in the killing of 24 Iraqis in Haditha. The court affirmed the appearance of unlawful command i... ...[read more]
June 17, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
A military judge Tuesday dropped charges against a US Marine charged in connection with the November 2005 killings of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha. Battalion commander Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani had faced court-martial for dereliction of duty and violation of a lawful order based on allegations ...[read more]
April 16, 2008
by Leslie Schulman
A military judge Tuesday postponed the scheduled April 28 court-martial for a US Marine charged in connection with the November 2005 killings of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha, rescheduling the trial for June 17. According to lawyers for Lt. Col. Jeffrey R. Chessani, who faces court-martial for ...[read more]
March 6, 2008
by Brett Murphy
A military judge has ruled that US Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) cannot be forced to submit to a deposition in the court-martial of a Marine charged in connection with the killings of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha, lawyers for Lt. Col. Jeffrey R. Chessani said Wednesday. In 2006, Murtha said that the ...[read more]
February 20, 2008
by Katerina Ossenova
Lawyers for a US Marine charged in connection with the killings of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha in November 2005 filed motions Tuesday requesting that the charges be dropped. Lt. Col. Jeffrey R. Chessani faces court-martial on April 28 for dereliction of duty and violation of a lawful order ...[read more]
November 16, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
A US Marine invoked his right to defer his plea at his Friday military arraignment on charges stemming from the killings of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha in November 2005. A lawyer for Lt. Col. Jeffrey R. Chessani did say that he planned to plead not guilty. Trial has been scheduled for April 28. ...[read more]
October 20, 2007
by Steve Czajkowski
Two US Marines were ordered Friday to face court-martial hearings for their actions in connection with the killings of 24 Iraqi citizens in Haditha in November 2005. Lt. Col. Jeffrey R. Chessani is charged with dereliction of duty and violation of a lawful order based on the allegations that he ...[read more]
July 12, 2007
by Michael Sung
An investigating officer in the probe of 24 Iraqi civilian deaths at Haditha in November 2005 has recommended that Lt. Col. Jeffrey R. Chessani, commander of 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, should face a court-martial for dereliction of duty and violation of a lawful order, according to a report ...[read more]
June 8, 2007
by Michael Sung
US Marines Staff Sgt. Justin Laughner testified Thursday at the Article 32 hearing for Lt. Col. Jeffrey R. Chessani, the commander in charge of the Marine battalion implicated in the deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians at Haditha, that a superior officer, Lt. Andrew Grayson, ordered him to delete ...[read more]

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