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]
January 24, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
US Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich pleaded guilty Monday to the charge of negligent dereliction of duty, ending the final court-martial resulting from a five-year investigation into the 2005 deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians. Wuterich was charged with voluntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, reckless ...[read more]
January 10, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
The Western Judicial Military Circuit Court at Camp Pendleton heard opening statements Monday in the trial of the US Marine squad leader allegedly responsible for the deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians in November 2005. Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich is charged with voluntary manslaughter, aggravated ...[read more]
May 29, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On May 29, 2008, US Marine Corps 1st Lt. Andrew Grayson's court-martial began in connection with the November 2005 killings of 24 Iraqi citizens in Haditha, Iraq. Grayson was charged with multiple violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, including making a false official statement, ...[read more]
March 27, 2010
by Daniel Makosky
A US military judge Friday denied a motion to dismiss charges against US Marine Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, the leader of the squad implicated in the killing of 24 Iraqis in Haditha in November 2005. Lt. Col. David Jones ruled that the evidence was insufficient to demonstrate that officers ...[read more]
April 15, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Tuesday dismissed a defamation suit filed by a former US Marine against Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) after ruling that Murtha was acting in an official capacity when he made allegedly defamatory statements to the press in 2006. Former US Marine ...[read more]
March 1, 2008
by Nick Fiske
The court-martial of US Marine Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich was postponed indefinitely on Friday to allow prosecutors time to appeal a judge's decision to throw out a subpoena for unaired footage from a CBS interview with Wuterich. Military prosecutors argued that the additional footage contains in... ...[read more]
February 14, 2008
by Brett Murphy
The US Marine Corps has ordered Lance Cpl. Stephen Tatum to testify against Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich about the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians at Haditha in November 2005, according to Wednesday media reports. Both men currently face court-martial for their alleged roles in the incident. Tatum's... ...[read more]
January 27, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Neal A. Puckett: The criminal justice system in America has certain checks and balances against overreaching by prosecutors when they bring felony charges. Some must simply file charges by information, which is then subject to a preliminary hearing before judge or magistrate who determines wh... ...[read more]
January 9, 2008
by Alexis Unkovic
A military judge at Camp Pendleton Wednesday set a trial date of February 25 for the court-martial of US Marine Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich who faces charges of voluntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, dereliction of duty and obstruction of justice in connection to the ...[read more]

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