This is a follow-up to our post in October 2017 about the death of Army Staff Sgt. Logan J. Melgar who was found dead in his room at post housing in Bamako, Mali on June 4, 2017. Two members of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team Six were reportedly under investigation in his death. (see U.S.Embassy Bamako: Army Green Beret Logan J. Melgar’s Death in Mali Under Investigation as Homicide). Now two Navy SEALs and two Marine Raiders are facing murder charges in the 2017 death (see USNI News for charge sheet). A medical examiner ruled that Sgt. Melgar’s death was a homicide by asphyxiation. USNI News reports that the SEALs and Melgar lived in the same house and were members of the same joint special operations team attached to the U.S. Embassy in Bamako. These individuals will face a preliminary Article 32 hearing on the charges at Naval Station Norfolk on Dec. 10 according to USNI.
2 Navy SEALs, 2 Marines Charged with Murder of Green Beret – USNI Newshttps://t.co/BCgC6HT02g pic.twitter.com/qIeJyOd7wA
— USNI News (@USNINews) November 15, 2018
As we reported last year, it followed Melgar discovering the SEALs were stealing cash from an informant fund: https://t.co/tZ9uJZ3Fl3
And now we learn that the accused conspirators bought duct tape to restrain Melgar.
— Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman) November 15, 2018
🇲🇱 Security Message from US Embassy in Mali notes ongoing terror threat in Bamako during Eid al-Fitr holiday: https://t.co/XPpST9Vbze pic.twitter.com/3k0z1zTft5
— OSAC (@OSACState) June 23, 2017
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