Marine Pleads Guilty At Final Haditha Trial
Staff Sargent Frank Wuterich entered a plea deal, pleading guilty to dereliction of duty for an incident that led to the death of 24 Iraqi civilians in 2005.
As part of his guilty plea, Wuterich accepted responsibility for providing negligent verbal instructions to the Marines under his command when he told them to “shoot first and ask questions later,” resulting in the death of innocent civilians.
He faces a maximum sentence of three months of confinement, forfeiture of two-thirds of his pay for three months and a reduction in rank when he is sentenced on Tuesday, a Camp Pendleton spokesman said.Click here for reuse options!
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