Navy Lt. Cmdr. Clay Bridges, Felix’s lead defense attorney, had argued in court that Felix slapped Siddiqui after other attempts to revive him did not work.

“At that point, fear and instinct kick in,” Bridges said. “Are you OK? Slap. Are you OK? Slap. It’s not maltreatment.”

However, one witness testified that Felix had told recruits prior to the incident that Siddiqui “smelled like a terrorist,” the Detroit Free Press reported. Bryce Herman said that Felix made the comment “with a straight face.”

Although several witnesses testified Felix called Siddiqi a “terrorist” and slapped him after he collapsed, former drill instructor Christopher Minie told jurors he never saw Felix physically abuse Siddiqui or single him out for punishment, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Lt. Col. John Norman argued for the prosecution that Minie was just trying to help Felix, who is his friend, the newspaper reported.

At the beginning of Felix’ trial, the military judge presiding over the court-martial told jurors that they could not draw any conclusions about what caused Siddiqui’s death. They could only recognize that Siddiqui cannot testify because he is dead.

Siddiqui’s family has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the Marine Corps, claiming that the government is responsible for the wrongful death of the 20-year-old Pakistani-American from Michigan.

Felix was accused of abusing two other Muslims: One recruit and one Marine. He allegedly ordered both to sit in a commercial dryer. Lance Cpl. Ameer Bourmeche testified that after he got in the dryer, it was turned on three times and he was only let out after he said he was no longer a Muslim.

Bourmeche also testified that Felix made him conduct a mock execution of a fellow Marine by simulating chopping his head off while yelling “Allahu akbar.”

Lance Cpl. Austin Trausi, who was in Siddiqui’s platoon, testified that Felix said Muslims should not be allowed to join the Marine Corps, media outlets reported.

“He would say: ‘Why do we let Muslim terrorists join the Marine Corps?’” Trausi testified, according to the Detroit News.