[JURIST] The Western Judicial Military Circuit Court at Camp Pendleton [official website] heard opening statements Monday in the trial of the US Marine squad leader allegedly responsible for the deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians in November 2005. Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] is charged [case materials] with voluntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, dereliction of duty and obstruction of justice in relation to the killings, which took place in the Iraqi town of Haditha [JURIST news...

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