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  • Life after Haditha...(former USMC Lance Corporal Justin Sharratt)

    01/28/2012 2:04:58 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 9 replies
    Washington(PA) Observer-Reporter ^ | 1-28-2012 | Andy McNeil
    January 28, 2012 Life after Haditha... by Andy McNeil, Staff writerFormer U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Justin Sharratt said he was relieved when Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich walked away a free man earlier this week following a six-year prosecution for a 2005 attack that killed two dozen unarmed Iraqis. "Everybody else went through hell five years ago and we all got the opportunity to move on with our lives. Frank was the one that was stuck behind, still in the military on legal hold," said Sharratt, whose family lives in Canonsburg. "I'm just happy that he has the chance to...
  • Feds (Lawyers) Say Murtha Immune From Pa. Haditha Suit, Too (Haditha)

    04/23/2009 9:20:20 AM PDT · by xzins · 58 replies · 1,706+ views
    WTAE-TV ^ | 23 Apr 09
    JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- A Justice Department attorney said U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., should be immune from a defamation lawsuit filed by a former Marine from western Pennsylvania. Murtha Essentially, Murtha's attorney said the lawsuit filed in September by Justin Sharratt, of Canonsburg, should be dismissed for the same reasons that a federal appeals court struck down a similar suit by Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, of Meriden, Conn., last week. The court ruled that Murtha couldn't be sued because he was acting within the scope of his employment when he accused Wuterich's squad of killing innocent civilians "in cold blood"...
  • Ex-Marine from Pa. revises Murtha defamation suit [Fight for justice goes on]

    04/15/2009 4:40:39 PM PDT · by RedRover · 46 replies · 1,535+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Apr. 15, 2009 | JOE MANDAK
    PITTSBURGH - U.S. Rep. John Murtha shouldn't be immune from a defamation lawsuit for saying Marines killed Iraqi women and children "in cold blood," because the lawmaker's comments came outside the scope of his official duties, a former Marine's attorney said. The attorney, Noah Geary, on Wednesday filed an amended federal defamation lawsuit on behalf of Justin Sharratt, 24, a former lance corporal from Canonsburg. The new complaint, which adds 13 paragraphs to a lawsuit originally filed in September, was prompted by the dismissal of a similar suit against Murtha by Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich.
  • Two Awards, One Semper Fi [Murtha and Justin Sharratt]

    04/10/2009 7:06:43 PM PDT · by RedRover · 77 replies · 1,966+ views
    Defend Our Marines ^ | April 10, 2009 | Bob Weimann
    I missed two award ceremonies this past week and these two ceremonies make interesting contrasts regarding Marines. I must admit that I was not invited to the first ceremony nor is there any earthly reason why I should have been. I read about it in a Bing West article, "Distinguished Disservice: In honoring Murtha, the Navy insults its own". Mr. West, a Marine veteran, is the noted author of several books. His latest is an excellent work about the Iraq War entitled, The Strongest Tribe. The Secretary of the Navy, Mr. Donald C. Winter, awarded the Distinguished Public Service Award...
  • Slander? Marine Sues Rep. Murtha Over Haditha Comments [Justin Sharratt interview on Fox]

    10/02/2008 3:42:34 AM PDT · by RedRover · 38 replies · 621+ views
    Defend Our Marines ^ | October 1, 2008
    Watch the interview at the source: Fox News (while it's up). Or see it now in Windows Media or as a Flash file (these are large files: they will take a couple-few minutes to load). Interview transcript:MEGYN KELLY: It has been one of the most talked about stories of the Iraq War: the so-called Haditha Massacre. Two dozen Iraqis killed by US Marines. After the news first broke, Pennsylvania Congressman John Murtha, a former Marine himself, was quick to condemn the accused Marines, saying they quote “murdered these Iraqis in cold blood”. Take a look at this exchange from MSNBC......
  • Pa. Marine cleared in Haditha suing Murtha

    09/25/2008 11:59:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 356+ views
    WHPTV ^ | September 25, 2008
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Marine Corps lance corporal from Pennsylvania has sued U.S. Rep. John Murtha, saying the Democrat lawmaker slandered him by saying he and other marines killed 24 Iraqis in Haditha in "cold blood."
  • Video: Haditha Marine’s Father Unloads On Murtha

    08/03/2008 11:38:52 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies · 214+ views
    hotair.com ^ | August 3, 2008 | Allahpundit
    He’s a 17-term incumbent who’s bloated his district with so much pork that the Journal once described him as having practically built the town himself. Nothing’s going to dislodge him unless he commits a major felony — and even then, per Abscam, I wouldn’t be so sure — but if there’s any justice this clip will put Bill Russell within single digits. Russell’s active military duty ended just two days ago so presumbly this signals the start of his campaign in earnest. I can’t find any polls online, but follow the last link to MM’s post and you’ll see that...
  • Haditha Exposed- The "Shadow Conspiracy"

    03/28/2008 11:39:46 PM PDT · by darrylsharratt · 29 replies · 837+ views
    3-29-2008 | Darryl Sharratt
    Haditha Exposed- The “Shadow Conspiracy” Since 21 December 2006 seven Marines and their families have been persecuted by the United States government. The Thomas Moore Society has taken the first steps in exposing the “shadow regime” agenda to vilify Our Haditha Marines.” The battle for three of these Marines is not over. I shutter to think of the tactics which will now be employed against these brave and honorable men. I don’t know how far up the chain this conspiracy goes, but if you follow the money, it leads me to one place. Donald C. Winter is the 74th Secretary...
  • Evidence exonerated Sharratt (Letter to local paper from LCPL Sharratt's father)(Haditha-Murtha)

    01/17/2008 10:47:00 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 36 replies · 64+ views
    Washington Observer-Reporter ^ | 1-17-08 | Darryl Sharratt- Letter to Editor
    Evidence exonerated Sharratt January 17,2008 This is in reply to the letter from Joe Farrell about Rep. John Murtha and my son, Lance Cpl. Justin Sharratt. Justin was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps. Justin was and always will be a Marine, not an ex-Marine. Justin was exonerated of all charges involving the Haditha incident in a military Article 32 hearing (the civilian equivalent of a grand jury.) The evidence exonerated my son, and the general officially dismissed the charges because the evidence showed him innocent. Full disclosure of this evidence and the Article 32 testimony appears on the...
  • Murtha should have apologized [Newspaper editorial in Murtha's district]

    12/20/2007 8:30:52 AM PST · by RedRover · 33 replies · 135+ views
    Observer-Reporter [Washington County, PA] ^ | December 19, 2007 | Editorial
    Murtha should have apologizedA few months ago, we expressed the opinion that it was time for Rep. John Murtha to apologize to Justin Sharratt. As our story Sunday mentioned, though, neither Sharratt nor his parents, who live in Canonsburg, has heard anything from the congressman. Sharratt was one of a group of Marines whom Murtha accused of having "killed innocent civilians in cold blood" in the Iraqi city of Haditha. The congressman's office later put out a news release that said the Marines had been charged with murder when in fact no charges had yet been brought at the time....
  • Hannity's America: The Truth About Haditha [Justin and Darryl Sharratt - LIVE THREAD]

    10/28/2007 5:54:30 PM PDT · by RedRover · 111 replies · 93+ views
    Hannity's America ^ | October 28, 2007
    Hannity's America EXCLUSIVE: The Truth About Haditha Sunday, October 28 at 9 p.m. ET: Justin Sharratt, one of the Marines accused of murder in Haditha, Iraq, tells his story for the first time. Cleared of all charges and honorably discharged from the Marines, he tells Sean what happened that day. — And he responds to Rep. John Murtha's charges against him and his fellow Marines
  • The Truth About Haditha-(Hannity's America Exclusive) On Fox News Now. Haditha Marine Interviewed.

    10/27/2007 7:29:11 PM PDT · by Pajamajan · 26 replies · 93+ views
    Fox News | 10/27/07
    Sean Hannity interviews Haditha Marine smeared by Murtha.
  • Testimony from Haditha lead investigator, NCIS agent Nadya Mannle: LCpl Sharratt Article 32

    10/21/2007 7:33:12 AM PDT · by RedRover · 82 replies · 721+ views
    Defend Our Marines ^ | October 20, 2007 | David Allender
    DEFEND OUR MARINES THEATER PRESENTS... Verbatim testimony from the LCpl Sharratt Article 32 hearing--dramatized for your reading pleasure.With guest star Lizzie McGuire as NCIS Special Agent Nadya Mannle!______________________________________________________ Bumbling and corrupt NCIS agents have been on horrifyingly hilarious display in the Haditha hearings. It was clear to anyone watching LCpl Justin Sharratt's hearing that he should never have been charged in the first place.The media (naturally) has ignore this facet of the hearings, but NCIS agents broke every rule of an unbiased investigation: exculpatory evidence was ignored and incriminating evidence was not tested. Democrats, usually so vocal about the rights...
  • Good Words For Cpl. Sharratt

    08/15/2007 10:49:01 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 20 replies · 656+ views
    Good Words For Cpl. Sharratt 2007-08-16 Before he is forgotten by the media, a few good words should be said about Marine Lance Cpl. Justin Sharratt. After all, he was on the receiving end of a great many malicious and defamatory ones. Cpl. Sharratt was involved in a firefight at the town of Haditha in Nov. 2005. Later, there were allegations civilians were killed in the town. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., declared at a press conference, "our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them, and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood." The Los Angeles Times ran an editorial...
  • Innocents Of Haditha

    08/13/2007 5:05:46 PM PDT · by RDTF · 37 replies · 972+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 13, 2007 | Not specified
    On May 31, 2006, the Los Angeles Times editorially bellowed, "What happened at the Iraqi My Lai?" The charge was that on Nov. 19, 2005, the Marines of Kilo Company, Third Battalion, First Marine Regiment, had gone on a killing rampage in the town of Haditha in Anbar province. The rampage was said to be in response to the killing by IED of one of their comrades. That May, Rep. Murtha, D-Pa., vowed at a press conference an investigation would prove "our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them, and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood." As the...
  • First public disclosure! An illustrated highlight from the LCpl Sharratt hearing

    08/12/2007 4:07:09 PM PDT · by RedRover · 48 replies · 642+ views
    Defend Our Marines ^ | August 12, 2007 | David Allender
    Day Two / Tuesday, June 12 / NCIS Special Agent Mark PlattBumbling NCIS agents have been on horrifyingly hilarious display in the Haditha hearings. It was clear to anyone watching LCpl Justin Sharratt's hearing that he should never have been charged in the first place. Agents broke every rule of an unbiased investigation... Exculpatory evidence was ignored (such as a suitcase filled with Jordanian passports found in a house and the fact that among the dead was a man named Kahtan who fit the profile of an insurgent). Incriminating evidence was not tested (suspicion fell on LCpl Sharratt and his...
  • General Praises Exonerated Haditha Marine

    08/10/2007 3:27:00 PM PDT · by stm · 18 replies · 620+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 10 August 07 | NewsMax
    n exonerating Lance Cpl. Justin Sharratt of all charges against him arising out of the incident in Haditha in November 2005 including murder, Lt. Gen. James Mattis praised the young Marine who is among the Marines who were accused of cold-blooded murder by Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa. As correspondent Nat Helms has written, Murtha publicly labeled the Marines cold-blooded murderers and liars who covered up the crime to protect their skins last year. He repeatedly told reporters interviewing him on CNN and other news outlets that he obtained his evidence from the Time magazine stories, which he failed to explain...
  • "Innocent" At Haditha

    08/10/2007 7:22:23 AM PDT · by peod · 1 replies · 181+ views
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | 8/10/2007 | Ben Johnson
    IT’S BEEN MORE THAN A YEAR SINCE JOHN MURTHA charged that U.S. Marines “killed innocent civilians in cold blood” in Haditha. Yesterday, a military commander lifted Murtha’s preemptive conviction. Last May, John Murtha held a press conference accusing our soldiers of slaughtering 24 Iraqis – including women and children – in the town of Haditha in late November 2005. He guaranteed an investigation would determine “[o]ur troops overreacted because of the pressure on them, and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood.” His words ricocheted around the Arab world, as Al Jazeera dutifully quoted him. This “pressure,” Murtha said, could...
  • Corps clears Canonsburg Marine the killing of 3 Iraqi civilians

    08/09/2007 9:25:00 PM PDT · by brityank · 14 replies · 494+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Friday, August 10, 2007 | Brian Bowling
    Corps clears Canonsburg Marine the killing of 3 Iraqi civilians A Canonsburg native did his best to live up to the Marine Corps' standards when he killed three Iraqis during a house search in Haditha, Lt. Gen. James Mattis said Thursday in dropping charges against him. Mattis dropped all charges against Lance Cpl. Justin Sharratt, 22, one of four enlisted Marines charged with murder for killing Iraqi civilians following the Nov. 19, 2005, ambush of a Marine convoy in Haditha. The Marine commander dropped charges against another Marine in return for his testimony, and dropped charges against one of...
  • Murder charges dropped against Marine in Haditha case

    08/09/2007 1:23:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 653+ views
    Breitbart/AFP ^ | August 9, 2007
    Murder charges against a US Marine accused of killing three Iraqi civilians during an alleged massacre in Haditha two years ago have been dropped, the military said on Thursday. A statement released by the Marines at their Camp Pendleton base in southern California revealed that three charges of unpremeditated murder against Lance Corporal Justin Sharratt had been withdrawn. The decision was announced in a written ruling from the commander Lieutenant General James Mattis and followed a recommendation from an investigator last month that the charges should be dropped. "An independent Article 32 investigating officer has considered all the facts and...
  • Statements from Lt. Gen. James Mattis (USMC)

    08/09/2007 2:02:38 PM PDT · by radar101 · 50 replies · 1,876+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | 9 AUG 2007 | Lt. Gen James Mattis
    Statement from Lt. Gen. James Mattis concerning his decision to drop all charges against Capt. Randy Stone in the Haditha murder case. The Marine Corps released his remarks Thursday:"I have thoroughly reviewed and considered all of the evidence surrounding the Haditha incident and Captain Stone's conduct with respect to command reporting of and response to the incident. It is clear to me that any error of omission or commission by Captain Stone does not warrant action under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. "The Article 32 Investigating Officer recommended that the case not be tried at court–martial. I am aware...
  • Gen Mattis dismisses charges against LCpl Sharratt in Haditha case

    08/09/2007 8:29:38 AM PDT · by RedRover · 115 replies · 2,413+ views
    Sharratt family | August 9, 2007 | David Allender
    <p>In a 7:00 am meeting this morning with defense attorneys and prosecutors, LtGen James Mattis ordered that all charges be dismissed against LCpl Justin Sharratt.</p> <p>Gen Mattis' order for a dismissal follows the recommendation of the investigating officer in LCpl Sharratt's Article 32. A similar decision is expected in the case of a second Marine, charged with dereliction of duty, Capt. Randy W. Stone.</p>
  • FROM A HADITHA MARINE FAMILY- FINALLY IT'S OVER

    08/09/2007 9:04:39 AM PDT · by darrylsharratt · 111 replies · 5,343+ views
    Darryl Sharratt
    From A Haditha Marine Family- It’s Finally Over At 7:00 PST, 9 August 2007 Justin and his attorney met with a Marine Corps representative in an office at Camp Pendleton, CA. At this time, my son LCpl Justin Sharratt, was handed an official Marine Corps Disposition of Charges document declaring the charges stemming from the 19 November 2005 Haditha engagement have been officially dismissed. The last line of the two page Disposition Of Charges document ended with these words from the General, “And as you have always remained cloaked in the presumption of innocence, with this dismissal of charges, you...
  • All charges against Lance Cpl. Justin Sharratt dropped by general (Marine Lt. General James Mattis)

    08/09/2007 9:52:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies · 1,659+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/9/07 | Thomas Watkins - ap
    All charges were dropped Thursday against Marine Lance Cpl. Justin L. Sharratt, who had been accused of killing three Iraqi brothers in response to a roadside bomb attack in Haditha in 2005. "The evidence does not support a referral to a court-martial," Lt. Gen. James Mattis wrote in his written decision. Under military law, a commanding general has total jurisdiction over a case. Sharratt, 22, of Canonsburg, Pa., had been charged with murder in the deaths of three of those killed after the bomb attack on Nov. 19, 2005. The decision to drop the charges followed an earlier recommendation from...
  • John Murtha dare not cut and run from Haditha

    07/26/2007 10:46:34 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 68 replies · 1,764+ views
    9/11 Families for America ^ | July 25, 2007 | Tim Sumner
    I visited John Murtha's Congressional district office in Johnstown yesterday and delivered these emails, as promised, with Darryl Sharrett's on top of the stack. For the benefit of anyone new to this thread: On May 17, 2006, Congressman Murtha said Marines had, "killed innocent civilians in cold blood," in Haditha, Iraq. Darryl Sharratt lives in the district that Congressman Murtha represents. Mr. Sharratt's son, Marine Lance Corporal Justin Sharratt, is under investigation for the November 19, 2005, deaths of civilians in Haditha. The investigating officer has strong recommended that the charges against LCpl Sharratt be dismissed. On July 10, 2007,...
  • HADITHA MARINE FATHER-A CONVERSATION WITH JOHN MURTHA

    07/22/2007 7:22:16 PM PDT · by darrylsharratt · 89 replies · 6,587+ views
    Darryl Sharratt
    Haditha Marine Dad speaks to John Murtha Throughout this Haditha investigation our family has believed in the innocence of our son L/Cpl Justin Sharratt- we knew he was innocent. There are things I do not understand and I would like to find the answers. We do not seek revenge, but we would like to see justice. In a conversation with Congressman John Murtha, my questions still remain unanswered. With the help of the American people, I hope to find justice. On Wednesday morning, July 17th I spoke with Congressman John Murtha via telephone from his Washington, DC office. We had...
  • A presumption of innocence

    07/16/2007 2:44:32 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 4 replies · 1,313+ views
    Gathering of Eagles ^ | July 16, 2007 | Tim Sumner
    I'll deliver your email to suddenly silent John MurthaYou know the story. On May 17, 2006 -- to celebrate the 6-month anniversary of his first demanding a timetabled withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq -- John Murtha held a press conference in D.C. and stated that Marines in Haditha had, "killed innocent civilians in cold blood." Even before the preliminary investigation had been completed and before the Marines under investigation had a chance to defend themselves, Congressman Murtha used his office to inquire and publicly pronounced them guilty. Last week, the investigating officer recommended that the charges against LCpl Justin...
  • Marine report raises family's spirits: 'Contradictory' statements seen in corporal's case

    07/15/2007 8:02:29 AM PDT · by RedRover · 23 replies · 746+ views
    Meriden Record-Journal (via DefendOurMarines) ^ | July 13, 2007 | Adam Wittenberg
    MERIDEN - Rosemarie Wuterich was ecstatic Thursday after learning of a report that appears to exonerate one of the Marines accused in the November 2005 deaths of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq. It wasn't about her son, Staff Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich, who is facing 18 murder charges, but the report on Lance Cpl. Justin L. Sharratt includes her son and could help his case. "It's absolutely wonderful," Rosemarie Wuterich said from the west-side home where she and her husband, David, raised Frank and his sister, who were both adopted. "We're so happy for (Sharratt)," she continued....
  • Marine's Parents Want Murtha Censured for Haditha Remarks

    07/13/2007 2:09:42 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 110 replies · 8,372+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 13, 2007 | Randy Hall
    Marine's Parents Want Murtha Censured for Haditha Remarks By Randy Hall CNSNews.com Staff Writer/Editor July 13, 2007 (CNSNews.com) - The parents of a U.S. Marine accused of killing three Iraqis execution-style in Haditha in late 2005 said Thursday they would ask Congress to censure Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) for saying that the Marines "overreacted" during the incident and killed civilians "in cold blood." "It's too late for an apology," Darryl Sharratt of Canonsburg, Pa., told Cybercast News Service after the hearing officer in the case, Lt. Col. Paul Ware, released an 18-page report recommending that all charges against Sharratt's son,...
  • Should We Demand That John Murtha Apologize to Lance Cpl. Justin L. Sharratt?

    07/11/2007 2:06:36 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 61 replies · 1,597+ views
    Today's Best of the Web contains a nice item noting that the government has dropped its case against one of the Marines accused of murdering Iraqi civilians. They note that John Murtha had adopted the prosecution's view of the world and repeated the accusation, and they now ask whether Murtha will apologize. Says the Journal: "This was the incident in which Rep. John Murtha accused the Marines of killing Iraqis "in cold blood"--a charge, as we noted in May 2006, that was self-contradictory. In November ScrippsNews reported that Cpl. Sharratt's parents were "enraged" with Murtha, who is their congressman. Perhaps...
  • Haditha suspect may be cleared

    07/11/2007 7:10:12 AM PDT · by KC Burke · 21 replies · 672+ views
    L. A Times (on line) ^ | July 11, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
    Snip-CAMP PENDLETON — A hearing officer recommended Tuesday that murder charges be dropped against Marine Lance Cpl. Justin L. Sharratt in the fatal shooting of Iraqi civilians in the western town of Haditha in late November 2005
  • Officer Advises Against Trial for Marine (Lance Cpl. Justin L. Sharratt)

    07/11/2007 6:41:44 AM PDT · by RDTF · 17 replies · 606+ views
    Breitbart via Drudge report ^ | July 11, 2007 | THOMAS WATKINS, AP
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - The government's case against a Marine accused of fatally shooting Iraqi civilians in the town of Haditha lacks sufficient evidence to go to a court-martial and should be dropped, a hearing officer determined. The murder charges were brought against Lance Cpl. Justin L. Sharratt for killing three Iraqi brothers in November 2005. The hearing officer, Lt. Col. Paul Ware, wrote in a report released by the defense Tuesday that those charges were based on unreliable witness accounts, insupportable forensic evidence and questionable legal theories. He also wrote that the case could have dangerous consequences on the...
  • Investigator: Drop Marine's Haditha murder charges

    07/11/2007 3:21:44 AM PDT · by freema · 89 replies · 1,815+ views
    AP ^ | July 10, 2007 | AP
    SAN DIEGO, California (AP) -- An investigating officer has recommended dismissing murder charges against a Marine accused in the slayings of three Iraqi men in a squad action that killed 24 civilians in Haditha, according to a report released Tuesday. The government's theory that Lance Cpl. Justin L. Sharratt had executed the three men was "incredible" and relied on contradictory statements by Iraqis, Lt. Col. Paul Ware said in the report, released by Sharratt's defense attorneys. "To believe the government version of facts is to disregard clear and convincing evidence to the contrary, and sets a dangerous precedent that, in...
  • Haditha- OUR FAMILY'S THOUGHTS

    06/27/2007 9:45:03 AM PDT · by darrylsharratt · 29 replies · 789+ views
    Darryl Sharratt
    Haditha- Our Family’s Thoughts Our son, L/Cpl Justin Sharratt will be exonerated of the charges of three counts of unpremeditated murder in a firefight that occurred in Haditha, Iraq on 19 November 2005. Our family knew these charges were false. Our son, Our Marine was not capable of such acts. Justin was a disciplined Marine, trained to defend his country and the lives of his fellow Marines. Justin supported a singular mission, to defend this great nation of ours.. Throughout this ordeal, the readers of FR and Americans from every corner of the United States have joined us in our...
  • LCpl. Justin L. Sharratt: Article 32 Summary

    06/16/2007 8:57:41 PM PDT · by RedRover · 36 replies · 1,194+ views
    Defend Our Marines ^ | June 16, 2007 | David Allender
    Key testimony and argumentsDay One / Monday, June 11Quote from opening statements: "The forensics in this case dispel the notion that this was an execution. He's not a murderer. Rather, he's extremely brave." -- Gary Myers, civilian defense attorney[Source: Associated Press]____________________________SSgt. Justin LaughnerHET asset with 2nd CI HUMINT Co. The staff sergeant was one of two HET assets assigned to Kilo Co. on November 19, 2005.There was a great deal of media coverage for SSgt. Laughner's testimony in the Lt. Col. Chessani hearing when he said he felt pressured by Lt. Grayson to erase photographs from his hard drive.But there...
  • Haditha-Forensic Evidence-The Truth will exonerate My Son

    06/15/2007 1:12:11 PM PDT · by Defend Our Marine · 66 replies · 1,234+ views
    Darryl Sharratt
    Our son, L/Cpl Justin Sharratt is not a murderer. The media refuses to report the truth about what happened in Haditha on 19 November 2005. The media has blatantly ignored the truth as to what happened in House 4 where 4 Iraqi men were killed. Our son followed his ROE, used his Marine Corps training and survived a firefight when he used lethal force in House 4. Detailed and scientific testimony by two government witnesses, Lt. Col Elizabeth Rouse and NCIS Agent Mark Maloney, showed the forensic evidence disproves all accounts of murder in House 4. The Lt. Col testified...
  • Accused Haditha Marine passed polygraph exam

    06/12/2007 4:12:45 PM PDT · by radar101 · 101 replies · 1,478+ views
    North County Times ^ | 12 JUNE 2007 | MARK WALKER
    CAMP PENDLETON ---- A lance corporal charged with murder in the death of three Iraqi brothers in 2005 passed a polygraph examination when asked whether he was being truthful when he said the first man he shot inside a home was holding an AK-47 assault rifle, according to testimony heard this morning. The test administered last spring showed there was no apparent deception in the account provided by Lance Cpl. Justin Sharratt, said Naval Criminal Investigative Service Special Agent Nayda Mannle. Sharratt is charged with three counts of unpremeditated murder for his role in the deaths of two dozen Iraqi...
  • Sharratt charged in Haditha case (Father says accusations are politically motivated)

    12/22/2006 10:04:30 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 19 replies · 1,135+ views
    Washington Observer-Reporter ^ | 12-22-06 | Staff and Wire Reports
    CAMP PENDLETON,Calif.-..........Lance Cpl. Justin Sharratt, 22, son of Darryl and Theresa Sharratt of Canonsburg, was charged with the unpremeditated murder of three Iraqis. Sharratt's parents and his older sister, Jaclyn, who all traveled to Camp Pendleton to support Justin, remain confident he will be proven innocent. They also received encouragement from his civilian lawyer, Gary Myers. "We have been in contact with him, and he believes that Justin will be fully exonerated of all charges," Darryl Sharratt said Thursday night in an interview with the Observer-Reporter. Sharratt characterized the Marines who were charged as scapegoats. "I feel, again, that these...