BREAKING: Jury Finds Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher NOT GUILTY of War Crimes
Navy SEAL SOC Eddie Gallagher
US Navy prosecutors accused decorated US Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher of premeditated murder over the stabbing of an injured 15-year-old ISIS terrorist in Mosul, Iraq in May of 2017.
Gallagher denied the charges and the entire case was turned upside down a couple weeks ago when a combat medic testified that he, not Eddie Gallagher killed the ISIS fighter.
Special Operator 1st Class Corey Scott, a SEAL Team Seven medic, testified to shocked trial observers in a Naval Base courtroom in San Diego, California that he killed the ISIS fighter by asphyxiation.
And a jury on Tuesday found Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher not guilty of war crimes.
Via the Washington Examiner:
The jury assigned to the case of accused Special Warfare Chief Edward Gallagher has found the decorated Navy SEAL not guilty of murder and attempted murder after a whirlwind trial that included bombshell revelations and twists.
The verdict was reached by the five Marines and two sailors Tuesday after the prosecution and defense made their closing arguments the day before.
Gallagher was arrested on ‘Patriot’s Day,’ September 11th, 2018 — he was shackled and thrown into solitary confinement while remaining shackled for 72 hours, and he’s being held at Miramar Brig in San Diego, California.
The SEAL was also charged with aggravated assault for allegedly shooting Iraqi civilians.
Eddie Gallagher has served 19 years in the US Navy, 8 tours, 6 of which as an elite special forces operator — he was ranked as the top SEAL chief and his platoon ranked as the top SEAL platoon.
President Trump was aware of Gallagher’s case and was discussing pardoning the Navy SEAL, however with Tuesday’s verdict by the jury, Gallagher will not need President Trump to intervene.