21.12.06

The Few, the Proud: Marine Charged in Killings of 24 Iraqi Civilians | Wuterich, the animal, orders others to "shoot first and ask questions later"

Squad Leader Charged in Killings of 24 Iraqi Civilians - New York Times:

A Marine Corps squad leader was charged Thursday with 13 counts of murder in the killings of 24 civilians in the Iraqi town of Haditha last year, his attorney said, and other Marines are expected to be charged.

Staff Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich was charged with 12 counts of murdering individuals, plus one count of murdering six people by ordering Marines under his charge to ''shoot first and ask questions later'' when they entered a house, according to charging sheets released by defense attorney Neal Puckett.

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