SAN DIEGO- An expert learn about known as by the prosecution in the courtroom-martial trial of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher told the courtroom Monday that there is never the kind of thing as a bodily or photographic evidence to conceal a stabbing came about in the death of an ISIS prisoner support in 2017.
Dr. Frank Sheridan, a forensic pathologist, told a Navy prosecutor earlier that the alleged sufferer’s injuries were per a stab agonize, but later– when puzzled by Gallagher’s attorney– gave the influence to solid doubt on his earlier feedback.
“There is never the kind of thing as a evidence the least bit that a stabbing came about,” said Maj. Nelson Candelario, a Marine defense attorney representing Gallagher.
“That’s correct,” Sheridan answered.
“As a ways because it is seemingly you’ll per chance survey, there is never the kind of thing as a blood on his hands?” Candelario requested, exhibiting a photograph of Gallagher at the scene. “As a ways as I’m able to survey,” the pathologist said.
“Your testimony right here is constructed on chances and maybes,” Candelario said, declaring that there used to be no post-mortem or bodily evidence.
Gallagher’s trial has drawn national consideration and even a response from President Trump.
Its most dramatic moment came closing week when a SEAL Crew Seven medic– testifying below an immunity agreement— told the courtroom that he held his “thumb over his TT tube” till the ISIS teen “quit breathing.” He earlier claimed that he saw Gallagher stab the boy in his neck.
Gallagher, 39, served nine months in detention center while he awaited trial in the lethal stabbing of the 15-year extinct ISIS fighter in Iraq. He has also been accused of taking pictures two civilians in the same year, and opening fire on crowds, all claims he has denied.
Investigators direct that, while the teen used to be receiving clinical medication from SEAL medics, Gallagher walked up and stabbed him in his neck and aspect with a knife, killing him. Then, they are saying, he posed for pictures with the fighter’s physique, keeping his head in a single hand and his blade in the numerous.
These allegations were known as into seek files from by top Iraqi defense force officers.
In a disturbing alternate later in the day, Gallagher’s lead defense attorney attacked an agent from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service for “dragging” Gallagher’s kids—8 and 18 at the time— to the avenue right via a raid of Gallagher’s home in 2018.
“They were taken out of the home of their lingerie,” charged attorney Timothy Parlatore. “Positive, sir,” said NCIS Particular Agent James Frank. The agent cited “odd protocol,” explaining that investigators certain a home sooner than browsing it.
The trial resumes Tuesday with the lead NCIS investigator on the stand. Particular Agent Joseph Warpinski oversaw the investigation into the alleged stabbing and has been accused of misconduct by defense attorneys.
“That is the man who put apart his comprise occupation ambition sooner than his sworn responsibility as a law enforcement officer,” Parlatore told newshounds after courtroom on Friday. “He’s going to need to reply to for lots of the misdeeds that he has dedicated over this previous two years.”