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The Latest: SEAL gets year in prison for Green Beret death


Added 05-16-19 09:35:02pm EST - “The Latest on a Navy SEAL charged in the death of a US Army Green Beret (all times local):” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “The Latest: SEAL gets year in prison for Green Beret death”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The Latest on a Navy SEAL charged in the death of a US Army Green Beret (all times local):

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.

Matthews reached a plea deal in which the murder charge was dropped in exchange for his cooperation and testimony against another SEAL and two Marines.

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