Marine Pleads Guilty In Killing Of Unarmed Iraqis

By Salon Staff
January 23, 2012 10:36PM (UTC)
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CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — A Marine squad leader has pleaded guilty to negligent dereliction of duty in a plea deal to end a manslaughter case stemming from the killings of 24 Iraqis in 2005.

The Marine Corps says Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich of Meriden, Conn., entered the plea Monday at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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Wuterich led a squad that killed the Iraqis, including women and children, after a roadside bomb exploded near a Marine convoy, killing one Marine and wounding two others.


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