- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 12, 2009

CAMP PENDLETON, CALIF. (AP) - CBS News has won a legal battle with Marine Corps prosecutors who wanted unaired footage of a “60 Minutes” interview with an officer charged for his role in the killing of 24 Iraqis in 2005.

The North County Times reports on its Web site that a Camp Pendleton military judge on Thursday denied a subpoena seeking the footage from an interview with Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich.

Lt. Col. Jeffrey Meeks ruled that forcing the network to hand over that material would place CBS in the role of being a government tool.


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The Marine from Meriden, Conn., faces nine counts of voluntary manslaughter and other allegations stemming from his role leading an assault after a bombing in the Iraqi city of Haditha killed one of his men.

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Information from: North County Times, https://www.nctimes.com

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