Trump pardons former U.S. soldier in Iraqi prisoner’s murder – AOL News

President Donald Trump issued a pardon on Monday for a former U.S. soldier convicted of killing an Iraqi prisoner.The president signed an executive grant of clemency, which is a full pardon, to former Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna, according to a statement from White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.Behenna was convicted of unpremeditated murder in a combat zone after killing Ali Mansur, a suspected al-Qaeda detainee in Iraq. A military court in 2009 sentenced Behenna, who claimed self-defense, to 25 years in prison. He moved back to his home in Oklahoma after he was paroled five years later and was scheduled to remain on parole until 2024.

Source: Trump pardons former U.S. soldier in Iraqi prisoner’s murder – AOL News

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