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Va. Military Jury Finds Navy SEAL Not Guilty

May 7, 2010

A military jury in Virginia has found a Navy SEAL not guilty on charges of punching a suspected Iraqi terrorist.

Jurors deliberated about one-hour and 40 minutes before returning their verdict Thursday in the court-martial of Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew McCabe.

The 24-year-old Perrysburg, Ohio, man was tried at Naval Station Norfolk on accusations of assaulting Ahmed Hashim Abed, who is suspected of plotting the 2004 slayings of four U.S. contractors in Fallujah.


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