Behenna granted parole after serving five years

Ft. Leavenworth, KS._A former Army First Lieutenant from Edmond convicted of killing an unarmed Iraqi man will soon be released from prison.

Michael Behenna has been granted parole and will be released from Fort Leavenworth on March 14th. He was convicted of un-premeditated murder in a combat zone for the 2008 killing in Iraq and has served five years of a 15 year sentence. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin issued this statement following the news of Behenna's release.

"I am glad this long ordeal has finally come to an end for Michael Behenna and his family. I believe the army acted appropriately and compassionately in offering him parole."

The parole board denied clemency to Behenna but did agree unanimously on granting him parole