Pardoned vet initially didn’t take the call
A former U.S. soldier from Oklahoma who was pardoned this week for his 2009 conviction for killing an Iraqi prisoner says he initially didn’t answer the White House’s phone call to tell him of the pardon.
Michael Behenna said Wednesday that he was on the phone with his father when the call came and he didn’t recognize the number. He says he returned the call when the voicemail said President Donald Trump was granting him a pardon and wanted to speak to him.
Behenna was convicted of unpremeditated murder in a combat zone in the 2008 killing of Ali Mansur Mohamed.