Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher Found Not Guilty of Killing ISIS Fighter
A military jury has found Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher not guilty on almost all counts, including the killing of a wounded ISIS fighter.
He was only found guilty on one count related to taking a photo of the ISIS fighter’s corpse, which carries a maximum sentence of four months, sources told Breitbart News.
As Gallagher has served nine months in pre-trial confinement, it is likely he will not serve any time in jail at all, sources said.
There were five enlisted Marines and two sailors on the jury, including one Navy SEAL.
The verdict was publicly announced by former New York Police Department Commissioner Bernie Kerik, who served on Gallagher’s defense team as an adviser:
BREAKING NEWS! Verdict in the trial of US NAVY SOC Cheif Eddie Gallagher: Not Guilty of Murdering the ISIS. Terrorist.
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) July 2, 2019
Gallagher was accused by a small group of junior SEALs he led during a deployment to Mosul, Iraq, in 2017 of stabbing a wounded 17-year-old ISIS fighter.
The verdict marks a victory for those who championed Gallagher’s innocence, including President Trump, who had called for Gallagher to be moved to less restrictive confinement so that he could better fight for his freedom: Read the rest HERE.