The trial of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who is accused of killing an ISIS prisoner, took a dramatic turn on Thursday as a combat medic said during his testimony that he believes that he himself killed the terrorist and not Gallagher.
“SEAL Team Seven Medic Corey Scott, during cross-examination in the courtroom at Naval Base San Diego, revealed he killed the fighter by asphyxiation after holding his thumb over a breathing tube that had been inserted into the militant’s mouth,” Fox News reported. “He also testified that Gallagher stabbed the fighter, but did not kill him.”
“Did Chief Gallagher kill this terrorist?” Timothy Parlatore, Gallagher’s lawyer, asked Scott, who was at the time a SEAL Team Seven medic.
“No,” Scott replied.
Fox News’ Jonathan Hunt reported that while Scott was being cross-examined, Scott said that he put his thumb over a breathing tube that had been inserted into the terrorist’s mouth, covering the tube until the terrorist died of asphyxiation.