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In a canada goose black friday sale pretrial agreement, Chief Special canada goose factory sale Warfare Operator Adam C. Matthews pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit assault, unlawful entry, obstruction of justice and canada goose store violating a general order by committing hazing.
Matthews said that he, canada goose outlet online along with another canada goose outlet store uk member of the Navy’s SEAL Team 6 and two elite Marine Raiders, caused the death of 34 year old Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar by carrying out a Canada Goose Parka “juvenile” late night plot to break into the soldier’s room with a sledgehammer, placing him in a chokehold and restraining him with canada goose outlet shop duct tape. The incident happened June 4, 2017, in Mali’s capital, canada goose outlet parka Bamako. Special Operations community,” Matthews said.
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Matthews also told the court here that before carrying out the attack, they had sought permission from Melgar’s team leader, Army Sgt. 1st Class James Morris. Morris, who lived in the same house, Canada Goose Coats On Sale approved the canada goose outlet uk plan and went back to canada goose outlet black friday bed, Matthews said.
Morris could not immediately be reached for comment. This detail that Morris allegedly approved the plan to haze Melgar uk canada goose canada goose outlet outlet was not included in hundreds of pages of legal filings previously obtained and reviewed by The Washington Post.
In the hours before the attack, Matthews told the court, Melgar angered the others when he left them behind on his way to a party in Bamako. Melgar was traveling on canada goose outlet toronto factory a motorcycle by himself, canada goose outlet nyc raising safety concerns in a country with occasional terrorist attacks, the SEAL recounted.
“It is not in general a safe area to transit,” uk canada goose Matthews said.
With fellow Navy SEALs and members of the Melgar family watching, the military judge, Navy Capt. Michael J. Luken, canadian goose jacket canada goose outlet sale found Matthews guilty. Other more serious charges, including felony murder, were to be dismissed.
Luken is expected to sentence Matthews on Thursday afternoon, after witnesses provide testimony about Melgar and Matthews. The witnesses are expected to include other Special Operations troops and members of the Melgar family.