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Topic - Frank Wuterich
An unemployed teenager charged Tuesday with firebombing two synagogues is an anti-Semite whose hatred of Jews guided his actions, authorities said.
A U.S. Marine accused of killing unarmed Iraqi women and children pleaded guilty to dereliction of duty on Monday, reaching a plea deal and ending the largest and longest-running criminal case against U.S. troops to emerge from the war in Iraq.
A former squad member under a Marine implicated in the deaths of 19 Iraqis testified Tuesday that after a roadside bombing, the group raced to nearby homes, firing rounds and tossing grenades for 45 minutes, even though he said the Marines did not take gunfire, come across a single insurgent or find a weapon.
A jury of battle-hardened Marines will judge the biggest criminal case against U.S. troops in the Iraq war.
Others were killed in a back room, where Mr. Tatum fired alongside Staff Sgt. Wuterich but said he was unable to see what he was shooting at because of the darkness and flying debris after a grenade exploded.
"The truth is: I never fired any weapon at any women or children that day," Wuterich said during his sentencing hearing.