Marine Expresses Remorse for Taking of Civilian Lives in Iraq

june 2, 2004  07:00 pm
Staff Sgt. Jimmy Massey remembers a man in a car suspected of containing explosives asking him, "Why did you kill my brother? We didn't do anything wrong," and he remembers a Marine running over to say, "You all just shot a guy with his hands up," and he remembers another man he let run away, with half of his badly cut foot trailing behind him. Freelance writer Paul Rockwell's interview of Massey, originally published in the Sacramento Bee, appears in Creative Loafing Charlotte and other alt-weeklies this week. The story is featured in the News & Features section of