March 26th, 2010
08:09 PM ET

Case related to Haditha killings to proceed

[Updated, 8:09 p.m.] Wuterich is charged with voluntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, dereliction of duty and obstruction of justice. His court martial is now scheduled September 13.

Twenty-four civilians were killed on November 19, 2005, in what military prosecutors said was a house-to-house rampage by Marines after a roadside bomb killed their comrade, 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Miguel Terrazas. Wuterich is the remaining defendant of eight originally charged in the case.

Charges were dropped against seven of them; one, First Lt. Andrew Grayson, who was accused of attempting to cover up the killings, was acquitted in 2008 by a military jury.

[Posted 7:27 p.m.] A military judge denied a motion Friday to dismiss charges against Sgt. Staff Frank Wuterich for his alleged involvement with the killing of civilians in Haditha, Iraq, more than four years ago, a Marine Corps spokesman said.

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  1. janice

    acquitted? what a shame, they should fry for what they did..

    March 27, 2010 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. Justin

    OK janice i guess you were there. He did his job well god bless him and his family.

    July 25, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |