OKLAHOMA CITY - Former U.S. Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna, of Edmond, was convicted of killing a suspected terrorist in an Iraqi prison.
On Thursday, Attorney General Mike Hunter announced that he sent a letter to President Donald Trump, expressing his support for a pardon.
“Michael Behenna was a courageous soldier, a great leader and does not deserve to be labeled a convicted felon for the rest of his life,” said Attorney General Hunter.
Behenna was granted parole in 2014 after serving five years of his 15-year sentence.
“He and his family have gone through enough. I encourage President Trump to act quickly and compassionately by pardoning Behenna, to give him back the freedoms he deserves.”
Hunter says that without a pardon, Behenna's punishment will continue outside of prison.