January 24, 2012
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich leaves after a court session Tuesday at in Camp Pendleton, Calif. He will avoid jail time in a plea deal.
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The lone Marine to face sentencing for the killing of two dozen unarmed Iraqis in one of the Iraq War’s defining moments walked away with no jail time Tuesday after defending his squad’s storming of the homes of Haditha as a necessary act “to keep the rest of my Marines alive.”