A military jury was set to decide on Wednesday whether to punish a U.S. Navy SEAL who killed a captured Islamic State fighter and posed for pictures with the dead body of the detainee.
Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, 39, was acquitted of murdering the Islamic State fighter but convicted of unlawfully posing for pictures.
The seven-member jury found Edward Gallagher not guilty of most of the charges against him.
The navy seal stabbed the wounded Iraqi captive in the neck and shot at unarmed civilians.
The jury also heard from two doctors who said Gallagher suffered repeated concussions during his combat career, putting him at high risk of brain degeneration and visual impairments.
Gallagher has already served nearly seven months of time in pretrial custody.
The Navy Seal would have faced a possible life prison sentence had he been found guilty of murder or attempted murder, but he could receive other punishment, such as a demotion in rank and reduced pay.