The Behenna Story: Despair…Hope

Mike McCarville
The McCarville Report

In the comfortable Edmond home of Vicki and Scott Behenna, there is a palpable air of hope.

Since their now-28-year-old son Michael was convicted of unpremeditated murder in the death of an al-Qaida operative in Iraq, the Behennas have clutched the hope that appeals courts and clemency boards would see the merit of their argument that their son was wrongfully convicted and that evidence favorable to him was withheld at his court martial.

That the Behennas would find themselves awash in such a circumstance is ironic; mother Vicki is an assistant U. S. Attorney in Oklahoma City, father Scott is a retired Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agent who is now an FBI analyst. Both have spent their careers chasing and trying to help convict the accused.

And now, they spend every spare moment defending their accused and convicted son, a 10st Airborne first lieutenant whose Army career had been stellar until the event for which he is now spending 15 years at Fort Leavenworth Army prison in Kansas…

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