Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher Acquitted of Murder

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A few days after the prosecution and the defense made closing arguments in the war crimes trial of Navy SEAL Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, 40, a military jury decided on Tuesday to acquit Gallagher of premeditated murder and attempted murder charges. Gallagher was acquitted of all charges except the one for posing for a picture with the corpse of a dead ISIS prisoner.

Gallagher’s court martial stemmed from allegations that in 2017 he stabbed and killed a 17-year-old ISIS militant who was in U.S. custody as a prisoner. The charge related to the photograph is punishable by up to four months behind bars, but Gallagher was already jailed 201 days pre-trial and will be credited for time served.

This is a developing story.

[Image via CBS News screengrab]





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