By Ken Stone
Reprinted with permission from Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association
Photo: Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher. Images via YouTube.com
Update July 4, 2019: Gallagher has been demoted in rank from Special Operations Chief to Petty Officer.
July 2, 2019 (San Diego) - A Navy SEAL accused of fatally stabbing a wounded teenage ISIS fighter in the neck, shooting at numerous Iraqi civilians and threatening fellow SEALs to keep them from reporting him was acquitted Tuesday of murder and other charges.
Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher was acquitted of six of the seven charges he was facing. Gallagher was convicted solely of posing with the teen’s body in a photograph.