By lex, on April 22nd, 2010
Well, that didn’t take very long:
Petty Officer 1st Class Julio Huertas, 28, was found not guilty by a six-man military jury of dereliction of duty by failing to stop a colleague from punching the prisoner, Ahmed Hashim Abed. He was also acquitted on charges of trying to cover up the assault by influencing the testimony of another service member.
In one of the most notorious murders of the war in Iraq, the contractors’ burned bodies were dragged through the streets and two were hanged from a bridge over the Euphrates river in the former insurgent hotbed of Fallujah…
The jury took two hours to reach its verdict.
And the trial itself took one day.*
Of course, this brave, capable and exceptionally expensive operator has been out of the fight for what, five months now, at least?
* 09-30-2018 Link Gone; no replacements found – Ed.