Navy Secretary Ray Mabus recently decided to order separation procedures for two Marines who admitted to lying about the 2005 shooting deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha.
Neal Puckett, the attorney who represented former Marine Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, the only Marine who pleaded guilty in the case, said he thought Mabus' decision was not about justice for the Haditha victims, but a "visceral, emotional reaction" to finding out the Marines had lied.
Eight Marines were initially charged for the 2005 incident in the city of Haditha that left 24 unarmed Iraqis dead. One Marine was acquitted and six others had their cases dropped. Puckett told KPBS in January the other Marines' charges were dismissed in exchange for their testimony against Wuterich.
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