This is coolbert:
"DeDolph allegedly surprised Melgar during his sleep and restrained him. Melgar unexpectedly died after DeDolph, a former professional mixed martial arts fighter, put him in a chokehold. According to testimony, Melgar stopped breathing within seconds."
Yet more American military man behaving badly. This story much more serious. Also courtesy the "Black Rifle Coffee" Internet web site the article by Nolan Peterson.
"A Navy SEAL convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the killing of an Army Special Forces soldier was sentenced to 10 years in prison over the weekend."
"Formerly a member of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, commonly known as SEAL Team 6, Chief Petty Officer Anthony DeDolph was formally charged in November 2018 for the death of Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar, a Green Beret assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group who was deployed to Mali in 2017 as part of a multinational counterterrorism operation. DeDolph, who was busted down in rank to seaman, will also be dishonorably discharged from the Navy, according to the terms of his sentencing."
This story as originally reported that the U.S. Navy SEAL contingent had been accused of financial impropriety. Embezzlement of funds as allocated for special operations missions Africa. Theft that the deceased had become aware of. Melgar strangled as a consequence of his knowing too much.
Honestly, I am no legal expert but hardly does ten years punishment seem appropriate given the nature of the crime. Sounds more like pre-meditated murder with malice. A death penalty offense. Again, I am no legal expert.