SAN DIEGO (AP) Prosecutors have rested their case against a decorated Navy SEAL charged with murder, and the defense has asked the judge to find him not guilty.
The judge took a recess Tuesday to consider the request of attorneys for Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, who has pleaded not guilty in San Diego to killing a wounded prisoner in Iraq and shooting at civilians.
A defense attorney argued that the case rests on tainted testimony from fellow SEALs who hated Gallagher.
The final prosecution witness connected Gallagher to photos he texted friends in May 2017 showing him holding the dead militant by the hair and clutching a knife in his other hand.
The computer specialist also linked Gallagher to a text message sent to friends that bragged: "Got him with my hunting knife."
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