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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…

U.S. soldier accused of killings of 24 Iraqi civilians reaches plea deal

LOS ANGELES — A US Marine accused in the 2005 killings of 24 Iraqi civilians pleaded guilty Monday to negligence, as manslaughter charges were dropped in a deal under which he faces three months’ imprisonment at most. Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich, the commander of a group of Marines whose other…