Haditha Marine: "I Didn't Know There Were Women & Children in House"

Well this is odd… This doesn’t sound like “cold blooded” murder…

Lance Cpl. Stephen Tatum testified testified on Tuesday July 24, 2007 that he didn’t know there were women or young children in the house he and his fellow marines raided following following an insurgent attack in the town of Haditha.
The North County Times reported:

CAMP PENDLETON —- With his voice breaking as he spoke, a Marine accused of gunning down civilians in an assault on a Haditha home said Tuesday he didn’t know he was shooting at women and young children.

“I didn’t know there was women and children in that house until later,” Lance Cpl. Stephen Tatum said in a hushed courtroom. “Otherwise, I would have physically stopped everybody in that room from shooting.”

Prairie Pundit has more on the latest testimony in the case.
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Previously:
Now, Murtha Blames Marines for Mass Slaughter of Innocent Iraqis!
Democrats Make Leap From Anti-War to Anti-Military
John Murtha Says “Cold Blooded Murder” Tops Naked Pyramid
A Soldier’s Thoughts on Haditha
In Iraq, It’s Only a “Massacre” When It Involves Marines
John Murtha… Here is Your Cold Blooded Killer!
Woops!! It Wasn’t a Cold Blooded Marine Massacre Afterall!
The Speech George Bush Ought to Give on Haditha
Is Haditha a Hoax?
Were Kalishnikovs Used to Kill the People of Haditha?
More on the Bogus Haditha Human Rights Group
Obama Backs Murtha’s “Cold Blooded Murder” Remarks (Video)
Marines Will Sue John Murtha for Defamation of Character
Murtha Is Caught Lying About His “Cold Blooded” Source
John Murtha Is Caught in a “Cold Blooded” Haditha Lie
Murtha Owes All Marines an Apology for His Slander!
Haditha Prosecutors Admit Their Case Is Weak
Haditha Bombshell!
The Collapsing Haditha Case
Haditha Case Continues to Crumble
Murtha About To Get Pummeled By the Haditha Truth
Investigator Recommends Dropping Charges on Haditha Marine

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