Convicted Army Officer Denied Clemency

Bob McCarty
Big Peace

On July 31, 2008, Army Ranger 1st Lt. Michael Behenna was charged with the premeditated murder of Ali Mansur, a known Al-Qaeda agent operating near Albu Toma, an area north of Baghdad. Seven months later, the leader of the 18-member Delta Company, 5th platoon of the Army 101st Airborne Infantry Division was convicted of unpremeditated murder and sentenced to 25 years confinement at Fort Leavenworth. Though his sentence has been reduced to 15 years, Behenna remains behind bars for a killing that should have been deemed self-defense. Stories about Michael have been featured on this site several times. Today, I share the latest update from Michael’s parents, Scott and Vicki Behenna…

…Here are some articles by two writers who attended the Appellate Hearing:

Peace to you and your families,

Scott & Vicki Behenna

To learn more about Michael’s story, read the three-dozen-plus posts I’ve written about him during the past 18 months or download the unofficial brochure about his case (right) that is current as of March 2010.

To read the entire article, including Scott and Vicki’s letter, go to

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