Once in a Lifetime Bombshell Shocks Navy SEAL's Trial
Fox News reports:
A medic testifying in the trial of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher – who is accused of killing an injured ISIS prisoner of war in Iraq – shocked trial observers when he testified Thursday that he was responsible for the Islamic militant's death, not Gallagher.
SEAL Team Seven Medic Corey Scott, during cross-examination in the courtroom at Naval Base San Diego, revealed he killed the fighter by asphyxiation after holding his thumb over a breathing tube that had been inserted into the militant's mouth. He also testified that Gallagher stabbed the fighter, but did not kill him.
"Did Chief Gallagher kill this terrorist?" Gallagher's attorney Timothy Parlatore then asked Scott, according to Fox News' Jonathan Hunt.
"No," he replied.
Gallagher previously pled not guilty to charges of premeditated murder and aggravated assault charges for his alleged actions amid 19 years of service with honor and distinction.