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Marine to serve no time for killing 24 Iraqi civilians

Posted By admin On January 25, 2012 @ 9:00 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
January 25, 2012

A US Marine accused over the killing of 24 Iraqis in 2005 was demoted but will serve no time behind bars, a judge ruled, as locals in Iraq condemned the light sentence.

Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich, who led an eight-man squad whose other members have all been let off, was sentenced to 90 days confinement but he will not serve them under a deal with prosecutors.

The 31-year-old admitted one count of negligent dereliction of duty Monday, but charges of manslaughter over the killings — whose victims included women and children — were dropped as part of a plea deal.

Wuterich — who denied he was a “cold-blooded baby-killer” — was sentenced to 90 days of confinement and reduction to private (E-1), said a statement from Camp Pendleton, California, where he has been on court martial.

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[1] AFP : http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/01/24/marine-to-serve-no-time-for-killing-24-iraqi-civilians/

[2] Afghanistan’s Karzai gives U.S. final warning: stop killing civilians: http://www.prisonplanet.com/afghanistan%e2%80%99s-karzai-gives-u-s-final-warning-stop-killing-civilians.html

[3] Israeli soldiers refuse to serve in Gaza: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israeli-soldiers-refuse-to-serve-in-gaza.html

[4] Killing Civilians in Afghanistan is Terrorism: http://www.prisonplanet.com/killing-civilians-in-afghanistan-is-terrorism.html

[5] Drugged soldier recorded describing the killing of Afghan civilians: http://www.prisonplanet.com/drugged-soldier-recorded-describing-the-killing-of-afghan-civilians.html

[6] Whose Hands? Whose Blood? Killing Civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq: http://www.prisonplanet.com/whose-hands-whose-blood-killing-civilians-in-afghanistan-and-iraq.html

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