US marine to face trial over Iraq killings

BBC News

A US marine is to go on trial over the killing of 24 men, women and children in the Iraqi town of Haditha in 2005.


The trial of Staff Sgt Frank Wuterich will go ahead after a military judge in California refused to dismiss the charges.

Sgt Wuterich is one of eight marines originally charged with murder or failure to investigate the killings.

The charges against six of them were dropped or dismissed, and one was acquitted.

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