After endless sensational stories, some inspired by Congressman Murtha's intemperate and misleading claims that the Marines involved engaged in cold blooded murder", charges have been brought in this matter.
- Lt Col Jeffrey R Chessani: Violation of a lawful order; dereliction
- Sgt Sanick P Dela Cruz: Unpremeditated murder; false official statement
- 1st Lt Andrew A Grayson: Dereliction; false official statement; obstructing justice
- Capt Lucas M McConnell: Dereliction
- Lance Cpl Justin L Sharratt: Unpremeditated murder
- Capt Randy W Stone: Violation of a lawful order; dereliction
- Lance Cpl Stephen B Tatum: Unpremeditated murder; negligent homicide; assault
- Staff Sgt Frank D Wuterich: Unpremeditated murder; soliciting another to commit an offence; false official statement
Uncle Jimbo opines about the charges: "I would bet the case against Wuterich and the other three is too weak for comfort and the officers are charged to make sure somebody fries. We shall see what a trial brings." You can track the proceedings here.