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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:47 PM

US marine in Haditha case 'should serve no time'

Source: BBC

24 January 2012 Last updated at 23:35 GMT

US marine in Haditha case 'should serve no time'

A US marine who admitted charges linked to the killing of 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2005 should face no time in detention, a judge has recommended.

The decision by the judge at Camp Pendleton, California, must be approved by the commander of the Marine Corps Forces Central Command.

Sgt Frank Wuterich faced a maximum of three months after admitting dereliction of duty in a plea deal.

He was one of eight marines charged over the killings at Haditha.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16712488

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