The Latest: Navy SEAL jury seeks review of witness testimony

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the murder case of a Navy SEAL accused of killing a war prisoner under his care in Iraq in 2017 (all times local):

9:55 a.m.

A military jury deliberating murder and other charges against a Navy SEAL has requested a review of testimony by another SEAL.

The request came about an hour after the jury resumed deliberations Tuesday in San Diego.

Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher is accused of killing a wounded Islamic State prisoner and other crimes while deployed to Iraq in 2017. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

The jury of five Marines and two sailors asked for a review of videotaped testimony by Lt. Thomas MacNeil, who was part of the SEAL team and was Gallagher’s roommate.

Gallagher is accused of using a knife to stab the wounded militant in the neck.

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9:15 a.m.

A jury has resumed deliberating the case of a decorated Navy SEAL accused of fatally stabbing a captive under his care in Iraq and shooting civilians in separate incidents in 2017.

The panel of five Marines and two sailors, including a SEAL, returned to deliberations Tuesday, a day after closing arguments wrapped up at the court-martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher.

Gallagher has pleaded not guilty to seven charges. The other charges include violations for posing with a human casualty and for allegedly retaliating against SEALs who reported him.

A military prosecutor asserted the proof of Gallagher’s guilt is his own words, his own photos and the testimony of his fellow troops. Defense lawyers called the case a “mutiny” by entitled, junior SEALs trying to oust a demanding chief.

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9:36 p.m.

The case of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with murder and other crimes in Iraq is in the hands of a jury.

Jurors in San Diego will resume deliberations Tuesday in the court-martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, who is accused of killing a wounded war prisoner in Iraq in 2017. He has pleaded not guilty.

Closing arguments wrapped up Monday with a military prosecutor asserting that the proof of Gallagher’s guilt is his own words, his own photos and the testimony of his fellow troops. Defense lawyers called the case a “mutiny” by entitled, junior SEALs trying to oust a demanding chief.

The jury is made up of five Marines and two sailors, including a SEAL, many of whom had been in heavy combat in Iraq.

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