BREAKING: Navy SEAL Cleared of Murder

  • 07/02/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
BREAKING: Navy SEAL Cleared of Murder
By PH1 MUSSI [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
A San Diego military jury has found Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher not guilty of murdering an ISIS prisoner in his custody.

Five Marines and two sailors cleared the special operations warrior of stabbing a teenage ISIS detainee to death and shooting noncombatants – however, they did not on the single charge of posing for a photo with a human casualty.

Fox News further reports:
 

Gallagher served nine months in prison awaiting trial but was released ahead of it at the end of May as the judge attempted to rectify alleged prosecutorial misconduct which included the unauthorized tracking of the defense's emails.

Nearly a dozen members of Gallagher's platoon testified against him, revealing that nearly all the platoon members posed for photos with the dead prisoner and witnessed Gallagher read his reenlistment oath near the body, actions prosecutors say prove that Gallagher was "proud" of his actions.

Perhaps the biggest bombshell in the case occurred on June 20 when Gallagher's colleague, Special Operator 1st Class Corey Scott, a SEAL Team Seven medic admitted to asphyxiating the ISIS fighter back in 2017, contrary to the testimony of at least seven other SEALS that said Gallagher stabbed the ISIS fighter after medics administered treatment to him, ultimately resulting in the teenagers death.

Gallagher, 40, who served 19 years in the Navy and earned a Bronze Star with V for Valor twice, a Meritorious Unit Commendation and a trio of Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medals, has been publicly championed by his wife and even President Trump, who previously got Gallagher removed from the brig and transferred to better custody conditions at a Navy hospital before trial.

 
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