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SSgt Wuterich to be first
Haditha Marine on trial

NOTE: The trial date was later changed. SSgt Wuterich may now be the last Haditha Marine to go trial.

January 9, 2008

The court martial for SSgt Frank Wuterich, USMC, has been scheduled for March 3-14, Defend Our Marines has learned.

The court martial for a second enlisted man, LCpl Stephen Tatum, is scheduled to commence March 28. The battalion commander, LtCol Jeffrey Chessani, will go on trial on April 28. A fourth court martial, for Lt Andrew Grayson, has not yet been scheduled.

Before SSgt Wuterich's trial commences, there will be two sessions for arguments on motions on February 13-15, 2008, and then on February 20-22, 2008.

Attorney Mark Zaid says, "We expect a very lively pre-trial environment as several very important issues will be raised that could dramatically impact the charges that go forward."

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