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U.S. Marine spared jail time in Iraq killings

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif (Reuters) – A U.S. Marine accused of leading a 2005 massacre of 24 civilians in the Iraqi city of Hadithawas spared jail time when he was sentenced on Tuesday for his role in killings that brought international condemnation on U.S. troops. The harshest penalty Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich, 31,…

Marine to serve no time for killing 24 Iraqi civilians

A US Marine accused over the killing of 24 Iraqis in 2005 was demoted but will serve no time behind bars, a judge ruled, as locals in Iraq condemned the light sentence. Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich, who led an eight-man squad whose other members have all been let off, was…