The biggest war crimes trial to come out of the Iraq War has ended with no jail time for any of the 8 U.S. Marines involved. The case focused on an incident from 2005 in Haditha, where 24 Iraqi civilians were killed.
Some of the victims were women and children. Yesterday, at Camp Pendleton, Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich was on trial for his involvement. Although he originally faced manslaughter charges and a possible life sentence, the military judge ruled that Wuterich would not serve time in jail.
Wuterich plead guilty to a reduced charge of negligent dereliction of duty.
David Glazier, a professor at Loyola Law school specializing in war law