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Donald Trump Pardons Army Lieutenant Michael Behenna
« on: May 07, 2019, 08:29:54 AM »
Donald Trump Pardons Army Lieutenant Michael Behenna
Breitbart, May 6, 2019

President Donald Trump pardoned Army Lieutenant Michael Behenna, who was prosecuted and convicted of killing prisoner Ali Mansur Mohamed during his deployment in Iraq.

Behenna was convicted in 2009 of the unpremeditated murder of Mohamed, despite his claim that he acted in self-defense after Mohamed reached for his gun. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison but was released early on parole.

Trump’s pardon came just days after Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter sent a letter to Trump requesting a pardon for Behenna.

“Mr. Behenna’s case has attracted broad support from the military, Oklahoma elected officials, and the public,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement to reporters, noting that 37 military generals and admirals and a former Inspector General of the Department of Defense signed a brief in support of Mr. Behenna’s claim.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/06/donald-trump-pardons-army-lieutenant-michael-behenna/
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Re: Donald Trump Pardons Army Lieutenant Michael Behenna
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019, 10:04:45 AM »
"unpremeditated murder"???????

WTF? How can there be such a thing as a unpremeditated murder? Doesn't the term "murder" imply premeditated intent?

Who was the weasel that recommended him for the court-martial? I suspect there is a story to be told about that.
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Re: Donald Trump Pardons Army Lieutenant Michael Behenna
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2019, 10:17:46 AM »
Nice. 'Bout time.

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Re: Donald Trump Pardons Army Lieutenant Michael Behenna
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2019, 10:36:47 AM »
Nice. 'Bout time.

Damned right it is!

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Re: Donald Trump Pardons Army Lieutenant Michael Behenna
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2019, 10:39:58 AM »
"unpremeditated murder"???????

WTF? How can there be such a thing as a unpremeditated murder? Doesn't the term "murder" imply premeditated intent?

Who was the weasel that recommended him for the court-martial? I suspect there is a story to be told about that.

I think premeditation requires some action, not just the will to murder.  Like buying rope or flex cuffs. 
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Re: Donald Trump Pardons Army Lieutenant Michael Behenna
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2019, 12:00:22 PM »
I think premeditation requires some action, not just the will to murder.  Like buying rope or flex cuffs.

@Sanguine

You are right of course,but I don't see how that would apply here.
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Re: Donald Trump Pardons Army Lieutenant Michael Behenna
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2019, 12:06:25 PM »
@Sanguine

You are right of course,but I don't see how that would apply here.

Well, it doesn't.  You asked: "How can there be such a thing as a unpremeditated murder? Doesn't the term "murder" imply premeditated intent?"  I was merely pointing out the difference between premeditated and not-premeditated, AKA unpremeditated, murder.
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