Skip to comments.The Haditha Marines-The Squad Leader-A Final Chapter (SSgt Wuterich-Master Thread)
Posted on 01/02/2012 10:28:48 AM PST by smoothsailing
January 2, 2012
It certainly seems appropriate that the last defendant in the Haditha case is the squad leader, SSgt Frank Wuterich. Leaders take responsibility, and SSgt Wuterich has taken full responsibility for the actions of his squad in Haditha. His stance from the outset has remained clear:
As the last Marine originally charged in the deaths of Iraqis in Haditha, Iraq in 2005, SSgt Wuterich will be seated at the defense table in his general court-martial two days from now, Wednesday, January 4th. Barring last minute motions or outright dismissal of charges, jury selection will begin Wednesday or Thursday. SSgt. Wuterich will be tried by a jury of combat-experienced Marines, and the panel will include at least two Marines from the enlisted ranks.
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Recent News and Commentary:
MILITARY TIMES-Haditha Marine Faces Trial
Count Down to the Last Haditha Trial
MILITARY: Two high-profile cases set for Pendleton courtrooms
Remember SSgt Frank D. Wuterich: The last Haditha Marine goes on trial
Dont rewrite Murthas legacy (Haditha Marines)
You’re right, Three counts of reckless endangerment by firing a weapon where civilian deaths occurred have been dropped. The judge also dismissed a charge of obstruction of justice alleging that SSgt Wuterich encouraged one of his Marines to lie to investigators.
Just out of court; jury selection in progress but not done. Won’t seat them until Friday afternoon.
Looks like they probably won’t start the actual trial until Monday if the panel won’t be selected until tomorrow afternoon.
Happy to see Michelle Malkin will cover this also, she’ll give a fair assessment of it, I’m sure much of the left leaning media won’t.
Yes, Michele will be a good source. After all, she's using us as her source!!! :o)
That just confirms what an intelligent lady she is! LOL!
Ooops, sorry, sorry for the double post.
Marine Corps spokesman Lt. Col. Joseph Kloppel said Thursday that the military court at Camp Pendleton had not finished its interviews of Marines with combat experience to serve on the jury for the trial of Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich. He says opening arguments now could begin as late as Monday.
Since his ordeal began, Wuterich has gotten divorced and gained custody of his three school-age daughters, who live with him in nearby Temecula. He works a desk job at Camp Pendletons 1st Marine Division headquarters.
That is an interesting update. It's rare for any father to get custody of a child in a divorce situation.
prayers up for Sgt. Wuterich. May this finally be ended and exonerate the accused.
lol, okay, that picture is totally creepy.
Wasn’t David Jones the judge that decided the generals in the Haditha cases (Jim Mattis, Sam Helland) may have been subject to undue command influence, but, they were soooooo awesome, that they didn’t let it affect them?
Yep, he's the little Monkee..
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