A Marine who was convicted in the 2005 killings of unarmed Iraqi has returned home to Connecticut for a golf tournament organized by local veterans for his benefit.
The Marine Corps has discharged the lone Marine convicted in the 2005 killings of unarmed Iraqi civilians in the town of Haditha, a spokesman said Tuesday.
A government spokesman says Iraq will take legal action to ensure justice for the families of 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians killed in a U.S. raid in Haditha seven years ago, a reflection of anger after Meriden Marine Frank Wuterich escaped jail time at his trial.
Meriden Marine Frank Wuterich will spend no time in the military brig in his plea deal in his military trial in the death of civilians in Haditha, Iraq, and his pay will not be docked, but the military judge recommended he be reduced in rank to private.
The prosecution showed outtakes of a 2007 CBS “60 Minutes” interview at the Camp Pendleton trial of Meriden Marine Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich Friday,
A squad mate of a Meriden Marine Frank Wuterich, on trial for killing unarmed women and children in Iraq, testified that if he had to do it again, he would have called in an air strike to level a house where the group gunned down six people. .
A Camp Pendleton Marine testified Wednesday that his commanding officer called for violent retaliation before his squad killed 24 Iraqis, including women and children, in 2005.
A former squad mate testified at the trial of Meriden Marine Frank Wutercich that he felt the squad did nothing wrong in the Iraqi town of Haditha in 2005, when Marines killed 24 Iraqis, including unarmed women and children.
Prosecutors at Camp Pendleton in their opening statement Monday implicated Marine Sergeant Frank Wuterich of Meriden in civilian deaths in Haditha in 2005, painting a picture of a young Marine with no prior combat experience losing control after seeing his friend’s body blown apart.
A Connecticut Marine who’s the last defendant in the biggest criminal case against U.S. troops in the Iraq War is headed to trial this week.