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  1. #1 Marine Plans To File Slander Suit Against Murtha 
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    Marine Plans To File Slander Suit Against Murtha
    WASHINGTON, PA (KDKA) ― A local Marine cleared in the deaths of civilians in Iraq says Congressman John Murtha made public comments that were unproven, untrue and unfair.

    Now, Lance Corporal Justin Sharratt is planning to file suit in federal court against Murtha on Thursday morning.

    The suit accuses the congressman of slander and violating the Marine's right to a fair trial and due process.

    Sharratt was one of eight Marines charged after 24 Iraqi civilians were killed in Haditha. He was charged with three counts of unpremeditated murder.

    It's alleged in the lawsuit that before the outcome of the case, Congressman Murtha made slanderous comments.

    Three years after the deaths, seven of eight Marines have been cleared, including Sharratt. There's now a website, JustinSharratt.com, to let the world know that he has been cleared.

    The eighth Marine is still waiting for his day in court.

    KDKA contacted Murtha's office for comment on this suit but there's no word back from them yet.
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    Good for him. No matter what happens - the lawyers will come out on top and get paid.
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    Won't work, Murtha made the statements on the floor of Congress. Now if he made them in a subsequent publication or on TV, that would be another story. But AFAIK, he only made the damaging statements on the floor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by biccat View Post
    Won't work, Murtha made the statements on the floor of Congress. Now if he made them in a subsequent publication or on TV, that would be another story. But AFAIK, he only made the damaging statements on the floor.
    Wrong. He was outside the congressional chambers. He did make the statements on TV.

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