McCool Obtains 12-Year Sentence for Former NSA Station Chief in the Death of His 3-Year Old Son

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/former-nsa-official-to-be-sentenced-in-child-abuse-death-of-adopted-son/2016/07/19/dac5600a-4db0-11e6-a422-83ab49ed5e6a_story.html?utm_term=.c97407f02de9

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Md_-Dad-Gets-12-Years-In-Prison-For-Death-of-Adopted-Son_Washington-DC-387531641.html

https://wjla.com/news/crime/former-nsa-chief-sentenced-to-12-years-in-prison-for-killing-adopted-son

https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/rockville/ptsd-claim-helps-deadly-dad-get-low-end-sentence/277148638

Brian O’Callaghan, a former NSA Station Chief, received a sentence of 12 years after pleading guilty to causing the death of his 3-year old adopted son. The During Mr. O’Callaghan’s six-hour sentencing hearing, his attorney, Steven McCool, presented evidence of Mr. O’Callaghan’s medical history, including testimony showing that Mr. O’Callaghan had “served as a Marine in tours of Kosovo and Iraq, seen the aftermath of explosions, seen dead children and was later diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.” Steven McCool described Mr. O’Callaghan’s history as a mitigating factor, stating, “He didn’t set out to do this.”

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