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

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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