Haditha Update: 32 Results For Capt Stone

Capt Stone was the legal adviser for 3/1 in November 2005 when the unit was in the town of Haditha. The Article 32 investigation into his handling of the reports from Haditha resulted in a recommendation that no criminal charges be brought against him. The possible charges relate to possible violations of the UCMJ for not reporting possible violations of the laws of war after the unit killed 24 Iraquis in Haditha. The Article 32 investigation is very similarly to a grand jury hearing, with one important difference, it is not binding. Thus, the commanding general, LtGen Mattis, could still decide to forward charges to a court-martial.

 Marine Corps Capt. Randy Stone arrives for his Article 32 Investigation hearing at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in San Diego county, Calif., in this file photo from  May 8, 2007. Stone, 34, was charged with failing to report and investigate the deaths of the men, women and children in a deadly sweep on a chaotic day of battle in the village. His attorney, Charles Gittins, said investigating officer Maj. Thomas McCann concluded in a report to the commanding general overseeing the case that Stone should not face court-martial and the matter should be handled administratively. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy-File)<br />

 

 

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2 responses to “Haditha Update: 32 Results For Capt Stone

  1. Pingback: Haditha Update: No Charges for Capt Stone and LCpl Sharratt « Dreadnaught

  2. Pingback: Haditha Update: No Charges for Capt Stone and LCpl Sharratt « Armillary Observations

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