First Sergeant John Hatley's Release Celebrated
John Maher is joined by attorney Colby Vokey, Congressman Bill Flores, the newly-freed John Hatley, and Congressman Louie Gohmert near Fort Leavenworth, Kansas the day of Hatley's October 2020 release. Hatley, a decorated noncommissioned officer with multiple combat tours, had been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after being convicted of premeditated murder of four Iraqi detainees in 2009. However, no physical evidence (including any bodies) or forensic evidence was found during the Army investigation that led to the conviction. Hatley's parole was granted in 2019.