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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A fourth drill instructor has been criminally charged in the alleged abuse of recruits at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot here, officials said Friday. Iraq veteran Sgt. Mark A. Delarosa, 25, is facing court-martial on charges of assault, cruelty and maltreatment, violating an order and making false statements. The trial, set to begin Monday, is listed as a special court-martial, meaning that he faces a maximum of one year in the brig.
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WORLD
September 7, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
A Marine facing murder charges in connection with the shooting deaths of 17 Iraqis in Haditha, Iraq, told a hearing officer Thursday that he shot five men as they ran away from a roadside bomb explosion that killed a Marine and injured two others. Staff Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich, 27, making an unsworn statement at the end of his Article 32 preliminary hearing, denied shooting any of the other 19 Iraqis slain in and around three houses in the Euphrates River Valley town on Nov. 19, 2005.
WORLD
September 6, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
Three senior Marine officers have been given letters of censure for failing to launch a war-crimes investigation of the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha, the Marine Corps announced Wednesday. The letters will go into the personnel files of Maj. Gen. Richard A. Huck, who was commanding general of the 2nd Marine Division; Col. Robert G. Sokoloski, a lawyer who was chief of staff to the division while it was in Iraq; and Col. Stephen W.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
CAMP PENDLETON -- In past months, Marines from here have been charged with killing Iraqi civilians and prisoners. Now a different kind of allegation has surfaced: A Marine is in the brig awaiting court-martial accused of murdering an Iraqi soldier with his bayonet while the two were assigned to a nighttime sentry post at Camp Fallouja. Marine Lance Cpl.
WORLD
September 1, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
A Marine squad leader executed five Iraqi men after a roadside bomb blast killed a Marine and then told squad members to falsely claim that the men were shot while running away, a member of his squad testified Friday. Sgt. Sanick P. Dela Cruz said he saw Staff Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich fire his M-16 at the five as they stood beside a taxi in which they had been riding in the Iraqi village of Haditha, some with their hands locked behind their heads.
WORLD
August 30, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Prosecutors charged a Russian soldier in connection with the death of a conscript who allegedly was beaten by two drunken officers and left overnight in a dog kennel. Cpl. Vadim Kalinin was charged with deliberate bodily harm resulting in death and with exceeding his authority in connection with the Aug. 15 beating of Pvt. Sergei Sinkonen, who died Monday. Maj. Gen.
NATIONAL
August 30, 2007 | From the Washington Post
Army Lt. Col. Steven L. Jordan, the only officer to face trial over the Abu Ghraib detainee abuse scandal, was issued a reprimand Wednesday by a military jury, a punishment that spares him all prison time after he was convicted this week on one count of disobeying an order. The jury could have sentenced Jordan to as long as five years in prison and ordered his dismissal from the Army. Instead, he received one of the lightest punishments available.
WORLD
August 30, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
The preliminary hearing for Marine Staff Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich begins today, marking possibly the last chance for prosecutors to bring to court-martial any of the Marines charged with murder in the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians in the Iraqi village of Haditha.
NATIONAL
August 29, 2007 | Richard A. Serrano, Times Staff Writer
The only military officer to be court-martialed in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal was acquitted Tuesday of any criminal responsibility for the widespread abuse of Iraqi prisoners, but he was found guilty of disobeying an order not to talk about the investigation. Lt. Col. Steven L. Jordan, 51, a career Army soldier, was in charge of gathering military intelligence at the prison. But according to testimony at the weeklong court-martial at Ft. Meade, Md.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
SAN DIEGO -- A Marine drill instructor has been charged with 91 counts of assaulting recruits at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot here, the Marine Corps confirmed Thursday. Sgt. Jerrod Glass was relieved of duty as a drill instructor after an investigation and faces a general court-martial Nov. 8, officials said. Glass faces multiple counts of failing to obey an order, cruelty and destruction of property. Two other drill instructors, Sgt. Robert C. Hankins and Sgt. Brian M.
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