Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Marine May Not Be Charged After All

The Washington Times reports that Marine Ilario Pantano may not be charged with a crime by the Marine Corps after all:
Last week, the Corps initially announced that 2nd Lt. Ilario Pantano faced unspecified charges in the shooting deaths. Lt. Pantano's civilian attorney, Charles Gittins, told reporters his client faced two murder charges.

But later, spokesman Maj. Matt Morgan, at Camp Lejeune, N.C., where Lt. Pantano is based, said the officer had not been charged.

"I think it is because they are embarrassed by the fact they have charged him with premeditated murder," Mr. Gittins said yesterday. "They are looking for a way out."
It seems someone is finally waking up at Eighth and Eye.

Thanks to Riding Sun.