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Case dropped against Haditha defendant Lance Cpl. Stephen Tatum

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By Michelle Malkin  •  March 28, 2008 01:45 PM

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Just in:

The Marine Corps is dropping all charges against a lance corporal who was accused of involuntary manslaughter in a squad’s killing of 24 Iraqis in Haditha in 2005.

The Marines dropped the case against 26-year-old Lance Cpl. Stephen Tatum on Friday as jury selection was about to begin for his court-martial at Camp Pendleton. He had also been charged with reckless endangerment and aggravated assault.

John Murtha was, as they say, unavailable for comment.

But we won’t let him rest.

More via Reuters:

The charges of involuntary manslaughter against Lance Cpl. Stephen B. Tatum were dismissed “in order to continue to pursue the truth seeking process into the Haditha incident,” the Marines said in a written statement.

Allahpundit: “Exit question: If the charges against [Frank] Wuterich end up being dismissed too, is it time to revisit a House censure for Murtha?

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Flashback: September 2007…Jason Mattera corners cut-and-run Murtha on his Haditha smears…

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Everything you need to know is at Defend Our Marines.

Let Freedom Ring reviews the Murtha Marine-smearing timeline.

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*Charges dropped against Capt. Lucas McConnell
*Charges recommended dropped against Lance Cpl. Stephen B. Tatum
*Charges dropped against Lance Corporal Justin Sharratt
*Charges dropped against Sergeant Sanick Dela Cruz

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