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The Latest: Judge won't find Navy SEAL not guilty

Jun. 25, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The judge in the war crimes trial of a decorated Navy SEAL has refused to find him not guilty of murder and attempted murder. The judge in the...

Defense asks judge to find Navy SEAL not guilty

Jun. 25, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Lawyers for a decorated Navy SEAL charged with war crimes asked a judge on Tuesday to find him not guilty as prosecutors rested their case. The judge recessed the court-martial in San Diego to consider the request of attorneys for Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, who has pleaded...

Doctor: Stabbing by Navy SEAL could have killed prisoner

Jun. 24, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A pathologist testified Monday at a Navy SEAL's murder trial that a wounded Islamic State militant in Iraq could have died from a stabbing described by other witnesses. Dr. Frank Sheridan said he couldn't determine a cause of death because of a lack of evidence. There was no body, no...

Fellow SEALs say chief shot girl and old man in Iraq

Jun. 21, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two Navy SEALs testified Friday that their platoon chief gunned down a young girl and an old man in Iraq in 2017 from his sniper's perch, though neither witnessed him pulling the trigger. The SEALs said shots came from the tower where Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher was posted...

The Latest: Fellow SEALs say chief shot girl and old man

Jun. 21, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Two snipers say a decorated Navy SEAL shot a young girl and an old man in Iraq in 2017. The fellow SEALS said Friday they did not see Special Operations...

Witness in Navy SEAL trial takes blame for killing

Jun. 21, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — When the prosecution called a special forces medic to testify, they expected him to bolster their murder case against a decorated Navy SEAL accused of stabbing an Islamic State fighter in his care. Corey Scott delivered on that count, saying Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher had...

The Latest: Navy undaunted after SEAL witness admits killing

Jun. 20, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A military spokesman says prosecutors have no intention of dropping the murder case against a Navy SEAL after a witness confessed to killing the victim....

Witness: Navy SEAL called dead prisoner an 'ISIS dirtbag'

Jun. 19, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy SEAL charged with killing a captive militant boy in his care had told fellow troops that if they encountered a wounded enemy, he wanted medics to know how "to nurse him to death," a former comrade testified Wednesday. When a radio call announced an Islamic State prisoner was wounded...

The Latest: Witness says he saw Navy SEAL stab prisoner

Jun. 19, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care (all times local): 5:35 p.m. A Navy SEAL has testified that he saw a comrade stab a wounded and captive Islamic State fighter in Iraq in 2017. Then-Special Warfare Operator 1st Class...

Prosecutor: Navy SEAL bragged about killing captive in Iraq

Jun. 18, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A decorated Navy SEAL stabbed to death a wounded and captive teenage Islamic State fighter in Iraq and then bragged about it, a military prosecutor told jurors Tuesday during opening statements in a politically charged court-martial. Lt. Brian John projected photos of the dead prisoner in...