Skip to comments.The trial of the last Haditha Marine: SSgt Wuterich takes plea deal
Posted on 01/23/2012 3:05:46 PM PST by Lakeshark
Today, the plea deal was reached. SSgt Wuterichs defense team at Puckett Faraj says this afternoon:
Press Release, Aexandria VA January 23, 2012/12:45PM:
No one denies that the consequences of November 19, 2005 were tragic, least of all SSgt Frank Wuterich. But the fact of the matter is that he has now been totally exonerated of the homicide charges brought against him by the government and the media. For six years, hes had his name dragged through the mud. Today, we hope, is the beginning of his redemption. He has always publicly taken responsibility for the lawful actions of his squad that day, as portrayed in his interview with CBS 60 Minutes. Todays agreement is completely consistent with everything he has always said. Which is that the decisions he made that day led to an outcome that was tragic and regrettable and he takes responsibility for them, but they were not criminal.
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I’m sorry he took the plea deal, but I suppose his lawyer advised him too. I also suspect that it is less about limiting the damage to himself than it is about getting the best deal for his men.
I hope part of the deal is that they will stop persecuting all the other guys involved in this. I’m afraid it will not be good for SSgt Wuterich’s future career in the Marines.
May Murtha rot in hell for this and his other crimes. Not something I would often say about the dead, but I find I cannot resist it in this case. But—God’s will be done.
Agreed about Murtha, and the rest of the snivveling dems.
SSgt. Wuterich was the last Marine to be tried in this.
The master thread is here if you are interested.
DEFEND OUR MARINES will have an update this evening.
The Haditha Marines-The Squad Leader-A Final Chapter (SSgt Wuterich-Master Thread) has further information, updates, and newslinks form the beginning of the trial forward.
You’re welcome. Looking forward to reading the update.
I’m glad this ordeal for this marine is over finally.Now he can get on with his life with his family.I will bet a security firm will offer him a good job now.
This should have never happened.
I just hope I live long enough to piss on Murtha’s grave.
I can't say what I really think of him, because this is a family forum, but you come close.