A military jury in San Diego found Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher not guilty of premeditated murder of an ISIS prisoner.
Navy prosecutors said that while Gallagher was serving in Mosul in 2017, he killed a young ISIS fighter being treated by medics and posed for photos next to the corpse.
Gallagher was found not guilty of all but one charge, posing for a photo with a human casualty.
The jury of five Marines and two sailors, including a SEAL deliberated for several hours on Tuesday after closing arguments ended on Monday.
During deliberations, the jury requested to re-hear a recording of Lt. Thomas MacNeil, Gallagher’s former roommate. In the recording, MacNeil claimed to have heard Gallagher say “he’s mine” over the radio after finding out the squad had taken an ISIS prisoner.
MacNeil said in his testimony that he saw the prisoner alive and returned later to find him dead.
The jury found Gallagher not guilty of attempted murder. He was accused of firing on civilians.
Gallagher was found guilty of posing for photographs with a dead war casualty for which he received time served.
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