Skip to comments.US military judge refuses to throw out Iraqi killings case
Posted on 03/26/2010 3:06:48 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
CAMP PENDLETON, California (AFP) A US military judge Friday refused to dismiss charges against a former squad leader accused of a role in the 2005 killings of 24 Iraqi civilians.
Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich is the last Marine still charged in the case as prosecutors have struggled to make the allegations stick.
So far the other seven accused were either acquitted or had charges withdrawn before court martial.
Judge Lieutentant Colonel David Jones said Friday the "motion to dismiss charges against the former squad leader Sergeant Frank Wuterich is denied. There was no improper influence flowing upwards or downwards."
In June 2008, charges against a senior US Marine officer accused of failing to properly investigate the deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians were dismissed amid fears the case had been tainted.
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Unbelievable! Simply Freakin Unbelievable!
This Soldier is an American Hero!
Prayers for he and His Family and Finally that Justice will free him! just as all the rest of the Brave Soldiers that ere Framed and Slandered by that piece of Scum, John Murtha!
This just sucks! Hopefully they’ll win this one on appeal.