The jury assigned to the case of accused Special Warfare Chief Edward Gallagher has discovered the adorned Navy SEAL not guilty of homicide and tried homicide after a whirlwind trial that included bombshell revelations and twists.
The verdict was reached by the 5 Marines and two sailors Tuesday after the prosecution and protection made their closing arguments the day earlier than. The jury did discover Gallagher guilty of unlawfully taking a image with the corpse of the teenage ISIS fighter he was accused of killing.
“Our stance from the very beginning of this has been that Eddie needs to have a fair trial and we’re going to stand behind him no matter what because he’s our brother. And the courts have prevailed,” Brad Bailey, president of the Navy SEALs Fund, instructed the Washington Examiner. “We understand that it’s a very contentious accusation and one that deeply divided our community. And I hope that everyone can learn a lot from this on both sides and we can get back to taking care of business.”
Gallagher, 40, was accused of stabbing an injured teenage ISIS fighter to loss of life and taking pictures at civilians throughout a deployment to Iraq in 2017. Seven members of Gallagher’s personal platoon leveled the accusations in opposition to him, describing their chief as a reckless assassin who failed to differentiate between civilians and the enemy.