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Iraq War / Haditha Massacre / Marines Murder Charges #847490

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 21, 2006
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jonathan Karl) The charging of eight Marines in connection with massacre of Iraqi civilians in Haditha a year ago examined; details given of the charges against squad leader S/Sgt. Frank Wuterich†, battalion commander Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani† & others; scenes shown of the bodies in Haditha. [Prosecutor Col. Stewart NAVARRE†- says we know none of the civilians were killed by an IED.] [Wuterich attorney Neal PUCKETT†- defends Wuterich.] [L/Cpl. Justin Sharrat††'s sister Jaclyn†† SHARRAT‡- comments.] [Lexington Inst. Loren THOMPSON†- says training cannot prepare you for this kind of war zone.]

Gibson, Charles;
Karl, Jonathan

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