first published on June 21, 2019 by Will
The courtroom circus sideshow that is the “Eddie” Gallagher Navy SEAL war crimes case has just taken its most incredible twist yet… a star witness has just admitted that it was he, not Gallagher, that killed the ISIS detainee.
Special Operator 1st Class Corey Scott, a SEAL Team 7 medic was put on the witness stand with the understanding that he would corroborate the prosecution’s case that Gallagher had murdered an ISIS detainee by stabbing him to death.
Although Scott did admit that Gallagher stabbed the Islamic State insurgent, he claimed it was a non lethal wound. He then stunned the courtroom by confessing that he, Scott, killed the detainee by holding his thumb over the breathing tube until the fighter succumbed to asphyxiation.
Scott claimed killing him was an act of mercy, because the young ISIS fighter was about to be handed over to Iraqi security forces and was likely going to brutally tortured to death over the course of several days or weeks.
“Did Chief Gallagher kill this terrorist?” Gallagher’s attorney asked Scott.
“No,” replied Scott seconds before admitting to the killing. “I knew he was going to die anyway,” Scott continued. “I wanted to save him from what was going to happen next to him.”
Prior to taking the stand, Scott was granted testimonial immunity that prevents him from being charged in the killing of the detainee…
Even with Scott’s new testimony and the fact that Gallagher’s constitutional rights were violated previously by the prosecution with an email hack meant to spy on the defense team… the Navy judge said the case will continue and be decided by the jury.