A Bishop Dwenger graduate and Navy SEAL is being held in a military prison in California, where he is fighting charges he committed war crimes in Iraq last year.
Eddie Gallagher was charged this month with several crimes, including allegedly stabbing to death an Islamic State fighter, according to the Navy Times. The newspaper reported he and about a dozen other SEALs are accused of committing crimes while in Iraq between 2017 and this year.
Citing leaked court documents that had been sealed by a military judge, the newspaper reported Gallagher – a sniper – faces other charges for allegedly shooting two “noncombatants” last year and obstructing justice by participating in an effort to cover up the crimes.
He also is charged with abusing a controlled substance while on deployment, according to the Virginia-based paper.
Gallagher is the only person who has been jailed in the case, according to an Oct. 23 story in the Navy Times. He is being held at Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar in San Diego.
A call to his attorney, Phillip Stackhouse, in San Diego, was not returned Monday.