Judge in war crimes case against Navy SEAL weighs dismissal motion | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Judge in war crimes case against Navy SEAL weighs dismissal motion

The judge in the court-martial of a Navy SEAL platoon leader accused of war crimes in Iraq is weighing defence motions to dismiss the charges or otherwise remove the lead prosecutor and possibly the judge himself from the case.

Arguments on the motions, based on defence accusations of prosecutorial misconduct, were originally slated for Wednesday, but the judge postponed the proceeding until Thursday at the request of the defence.

The hearing comes 11 days before Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher is due to go on trial charged with killing a helpless, wounded Islamic State fighter in his custody and of shooting two unarmed civilians, a schoolgirl and an elderly man.

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