In the news: 1SG Hatley parole and homecoming celebrated by multiple media outlets

Hatley’s Homecoming: Local community celebrates imprisoned soldier’s return

By Rissa Shaw

Published: Oct. 20, 2020 at 5:33 AM EDT


WACO, Texas (KWTX) - Family, friends and supporters welcomed a Central Texas soldier home in fine fashion Monday night.


John Hatley returned to Groesbeck on Saturday after serving nearly 12 years in Leavenworth for war crimes he says never happened.


The 20-year, highly-decorated U.S. Army soldier says he was betrayed by the military justice system, but certainly not by his community where he plans to spend the remainder of his free life.


The community in Groesbeck, Hatley’s hometown, gathered at the high school football field Monday evening to welcome Hatley home and discuss the long journey his supporters feel was unlawful, unjustified and unfair.


Read more at the KWTX site.



Army sergeant released from federal prison after 11 years, East Texas congressman says he was wrongfully convicted

By KETK

Posted: Oct 16, 2020 / 09:26 PM CDT / Updated: Oct 16, 2020 / 09:26 PM CDT


LEAVENWORTH COUNTY, Kansas (KETK)- John Hatley, Army first was released from federal prison Friday morning and his loved ones and a few Texas congressmen were present for this moment.


Hatley was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole because he was found guilty of the premeditated murder of 4 Iraqi detainees in 2009.


But, no physical or forensic evidence was found during an investigation by the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division. Additionally, no bodies were found.


Read more at the KETK site.


Breaking: Army 1SG Johnathan Hatley was released today from Leavenworth Federal Prison

By Col. Rob Maness

16 October, 2020 / 15:33CDT


1SG Johnathan Hatley, United States Army, was released today from Leavenworth Federal Prison after spending 10 years incarcerated for crimes he didn’t commit nor were there any victims found or ballistic evidence regarding the allegations but was still charged.


Congressman Flores and Gohmert R-TX, Justice For Warriors Caucus and United American Patriots(UAP non-profit) defense team fought for his release.


Read more at Rob Maness' site.

Central Texas soldier imprisoned 12 years for war crime gets married on day of release

By Gordon Collier

Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 3:40 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 16, 2020 at 8:21 PM EDT


PLATTE CITY, Kan. (KWTX) - A former soldier from Central Texas who spent the past 12 years behind bars for war crimes he insists didn’t happen was released from prison and immediately got married Friday, beginning a new chapter in his life as he seeks a full pardon to clear his name.


First Sgt. John Hatley, of Groesbeck, was released Friday and did not waste any time marrying Pamela Miller, whom he met while in prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.


Read more at the KWTX site.


1SG John Hatley is Now a Free Man, Released from Fort Leavenworth

By United American Patriots via SOFREP


First Sergeant John Hatley was released yesterday from Leavenworth Federal Prison after spending 10 years incarcerated for crimes he didn’t commit. Although there were no victims found or ballistic evidence regarding the allegations he had still been charged.


Congressmen Flores and Gohmert (R-TX), the Justice For Warriors Caucus, and the United American Patriots (UAP non-profit) defense team fought for his release.


“Today was an incredible day for 1SG Hatley and his family. Moreover, it marks the accomplishment of an objective, after several years of hard work by an incredible team of thousands of United American Patriots, Congressmen of the ‘Justice for Warrior’ caucus, and talented attorneys, John Maher and Colby Vokey.” David “Bull” Gurfein, CEO of United American Patriots said. “The long war to defend our defenders is not done. We will not stop fighting until President Trump pardons John and the rest of our Warriors who have been wrongfully accused and unjustly convicted. However, this weekend we will pause to celebrate the victory of this tactical battle,” he added.


Read more at SOFREP

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