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CrimeAttorney: SEAL to accept plea deal in Green Beret's death

16:55  16 may  2019
16:55  16 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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(AP) — A U. S . Navy SEAL is expected to formally accept a plea deal on Thursday for his role in the 2017 strangulation death of a U. S . Army Green Beret in Navy SEAL Adam Matthews is one for four U. S . service members charged with murder and related counts in the death of Army Staff Sergeant

Logan Melgar Green Beret , who died from non-combat related injuries in Mali in June 2017. The attorney for Navy SEAL Adam Matthews, one of (AP) — A U. S . Navy SEAL is expected to formally accept a plea deal on Thursday for his role in the 2017 strangulation death of a U. S . Army Green

Attorney: SEAL to accept plea deal in Green Beret's death© The Associated Press This undated photo provided by the U.S. Army shows U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar Green Beret, who died from non-combat related injuries in Mali in June 2017. The attorney for Navy SEAL Adam Matthews, one of four U.S. servicemen charged in the death of Melgar, said Matthews will plead guilty Thursday, May 16, 2019, to hazing, assault and other charges. But a murder charge will be dropped. (U.S. Army via AP)

NORFOLK, Va. — A U.S. Navy SEAL is expected to formally accept a plea deal on Thursday for his role in the 2017 strangulation death of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa.

Navy SEAL Adam Matthews is one for four U.S. service members charged with murder and related counts in the death of Army Staff Sergeant Logan Melgar, a Texas native.

Navy SEAL pleads guilty in hazing death of Green Beret

Navy SEAL pleads guilty in hazing death of Green Beret A U.S. Navy SEAL pleaded guilty Thursday to hazing and assault charges for his role in the 2017 strangulation of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa.Adam Matthews entered the plea at a special court-martial hearing at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia.Matthews was one of four U.S. service members who were charged with murder and other crimes in the hazing-related death of Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar, a Texas native."I can't describe how sorry I am for the death of Staff Sergeant Melgar," Matthews told the court. "I am truly sorry."Military

(AP) - A U. S . Navy SEAL is expected to formally accept a plea deal on Thursday for his role in the 2017 strangulation death of a U. S . Army Green Beret in Navy SEAL Adam Matthews is one for four U. S . service members charged with murder and related counts in the death of Army Staff Sergeant

Navy SEAL who 'grabbed the legs' of an Army Green Beret while three other soldiers 'bound him with duct tape and choked him to death ' will accept plea deal . The attorney for Navy SEAL Adam Matthews says his client will plead guilty. Matthews will cop a plea to hazing, assault, and conspiracy

The five men were stationed in the African country of Mali. Charging documents describe a situation in which some of the nation's most elite military personnel — including two members of the famed SEAL Team Six — broke into Melgar's bedroom while he was sleeping, bound him with duct tape and put him into a choke hold.

A special court martial hearing for Matthews is scheduled for Thursday at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia. It could offer new details about what happened that night. Publicly released charging documents have not revealed a specific motive.

Matthews' attorney, Grover Baxley, said Matthews will plead guilty to hazing, assault and conspiracy to obstruct justice. Charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter will be dropped, Baxley said.

Navy SEAL gets year in brig for hazing death of Green Beret

Navy SEAL gets year in brig for hazing death of Green Beret A U.S. Navy SEAL has been sentenced to a year in military prison for his role in the 2017 strangulation of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa. Military Judge Capt. Michael Luken sentenced Adam Matthews after a special court-martial hearing at a Navy base in Virginia on Thursday Matthews was one of four American service members charged with murder and other crimes in the hazing-related death of Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar in Mali.

(AP) - A U. S . Navy SEAL is expected to formally accept a plea deal on Thursday for his role in the 2017 strangulation death of a U. S . Army Green Beret in Africa. The attorney added that Matthews will take full responsibility for his role in the incident and help the Navy to resolve the case.

(AP) - A U. S . Navy SEAL is expected to formally accept a plea deal on Thursday for his role in the 2017 strangulation death of a U. S . Army Green Beret in Africa. The attorney added that Matthews will take full responsibility for his role in the incident and help the Navy to resolve the case.

Baxley said that Melgar's death "was an unforeseen accident that has dramatically impacted the lives of everyone involved."

The attorney added that Matthews will take full responsibility for his role in the incident and help the Navy to resolve the case.

"He looks forward to detailing what happened that night in Mali almost 2 years ago, and hopes that his explanation of events will assist the Melgar family in finding some semblance of closure," Baxley said in a statement.

Melgar was a native of Lubbock, Texas. He had deployed to Afghanistan twice before his death in Bamako, Mali, in June 2017, Army officials said.

The two Marines charged in the case are listed as being part of Special Operations Command.

The SEALs belong to the Navy Special Warfare Development Group. The unit is better known as SEAL Team 6, which participated in the May 2011 raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden at his compound.

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