Charges Against Marine In Haditha Case Dropped

Simply excellent news!

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A general dropped all charges Thursday against a Marine who had been accused of killing three Iraqi brothers in response to a roadside bomb attack in Haditha in 2005.

"The evidence does not support a referral to a court-martial," Lt. Gen. James Mattis wrote in his written decision.

Lance Cpl. Justin L. Sharratt, 22, had been charged with the murder in the deaths of three of those killed after the bomb attack Nov. 19, 2005.

The decision to drop the charges followed an earlier recommendation from a hearing officer who listened to evidence in the case. Under military law, a commanding general has total jurisdiction over a case.

In his recommendation, Lt. Col. Paul Ware said murder charges brought against Sharratt were based on unreliable witness accounts, poor forensic evidence and questionable legal theories.

"The government version is unsupported by independent evidence," Ware wrote in an 18-page report. "To believe the government version of facts is to disregard clear and convincing evidence to the contrary."

Can we impeach Murtha now?

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3 Responses to “Charges Against Marine In Haditha Case Dropped”

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  2. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    OOHRAH and now what do you have to say Congressman Murtha? I can’t get over that scum-bags like Murtha, Corzine and Lee Harvey Oswald served in the beloved Corps. Now you know why God desires for His US Marines to guard heaven’s pearly gates!

  3. Charges Dropped Against Haditha Marine…

    After two years in military prison and being publicly convicted of inhumane crimes by Pennsylvania Congressman John Murtha, Lance Cpl. Justin Sharratt has been cleared of the charges Murtha made against him.
    Via The Pirate’s Cove

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