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Haditha Marines could be forced out

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., April 20 (UPI) -- Two Marines granted immunity from prosecution in the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians could be kicked out of the service for false statements, officials said.

Marine discharged for Haditha killings

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. Marine private who admitted responsibility for the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians in 2005 has been discharged under honorable conditions.
Iraqis angered over Haditha plea bargain

Iraqis angered over Haditha plea bargain

BAGHDAD, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Relatives of Iraqis killed in Haditha in 2005 expressed anger that the U.S. Marine considered to be the ringleader in the killings won't spend time in jail.

No prison for Marine in Haditha killings

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A U.S. Marine staff sergeant who admitted responsibility for the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians in 2005 was spared a prison term Tuesday.

Marine to accept lesser charge in killings

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A U.S. Marine accused of killing 24 Iraqis in 2005 has agreed in a deal to plead guilty to a lesser charge, prosecutors and defense lawyers said Monday.

Court-martial on Iraqi deaths under way

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- An ex-U.S. Marine testified he and other Marines were justified in storming a house in Iraq and killing all inside after being told the house was "hostile."

Squad leader in Haditha case goes on trial

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The last of eight U.S. Marines accused of killing 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha in 2005 faced trial Thursday at Camp Pendleton, Calif., officials said.

Court-martial for alleged killer Marine

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A Court-martial has been scheduled at Southern California's Camp Pendleton for the last of eight Marines accused of killing 24 Iraqi civilians.
Appeal dismissed in Haditha killings

Appeal dismissed in Haditha killings

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A military appeals court says the court-martial of a U.S. Marine accused of killing 24 Iraqis in 2005 should be placed before a trial court without delay.
Marine wins key ruling in Haditha case

Marine wins key ruling in Haditha case

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., March 24 (UPI) -- A judge wants proof that generals did not unduly influence the case of a U.S. Marine charged in the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha, officials said.

Last Marine in Haditha case due in court

OCEANSIDE, Calif., March 22 (UPI) -- Lawyers for a U.S. Marine said they want a judge to drop all charges against their client in the 2005 civilian killings in Haditha, Iraq.
Court blocks Marine's suit against Murtha

Court blocks Marine's suit against Murtha

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- A U.S. appeals court panel in Washington ruled Tuesday that Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., is immune from suit for comments made about a Marine in Iraq.

Kids' evidence key to Iraq death trials

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Evidence sought from three children was reported Friday to be key elements in trials of two U.S. Marines in the 2005 deaths of civilians in Haditha, Iraq.

Two more trials ordered in Haditha deaths

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has ordered two more soldiers to stand trial for the 2005 deaths of 24 civilians in Haditha, Iraq.

Courts-martial ordered in Haditha killings

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A U.S. Marine sergeant was ordered court-martialed for his alleged role in the killings of Iraqi civilians in Haditha two years ago.
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Frank Wuterich is a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and is alleged to have participated, on November 19, 2005, in a war crime in Haditha, Iraq, where he and fellow Marines are accused of having killed 24 civilians after a Marine had died in an insurgent attack. As of June 2008, Wuterich is charged with nine counts of manslaughter, but his trial date has been postponed.

Wuterich grew up in Meriden, Connecticut, and graduated from Orville H. Platt High School in 1998. He was well known as an honor student, jazz trumpet player, and drama club president. In his senior year of high school Wuterich enlisted in the Marine Corps. He originally intended to join the Marine Corps Band, but was not accepted. Before going to Iraq, Wuterich was stationed in Hawaii, and later at Camp Pendelton, California, as an instructor at Marine Combat Training (MCT). MCT is essentially a condensed version the infantry training provided to infantry Marines by the School of Infantry (SOI), and teaches basic infantry skills to Marines who will work in non-infantry occupations (and since "every Marine is a rifleman", all non-infantry Marines must attend MCT). At this school, he was described as level headed and taught his young and older Marines to follow orders. As one older Marine who was personally trained by Wuterich in Golf Company from August-October 2002. "I would have followed him anywhere. He was always looking out for his students and displayed extreme calmness and tact." In Hawaii, he met and married former wife Marisol with whom he has three daughters. This was the first tour of duty in Iraq for Wuterich.

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