Fox News' Steve Centanni gave an update on the trial for Navy SEAL Matthew McCabe at approximately 11:25 a.m. on Thursday. Centanni said the prosecution will offer a rebuttal to the defense. That means we may get a verdict today, but it's more likely to come later.
Centanni said SEAL Julio Huertas testified from Iraq. Huertas, who was cleared of all charges related to the detention and treatment of alleged terrorist Ahmed Hashim Abed, contradicted testimony from the government's key witness Kevin Demartino who is also a sailor but not a SEAL. Huertas is one of a number of witnesses who dispute Demartino's account.
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