Court martial hearing set for Marine charged in Green Beret’s death


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. (WAVY) — A General Court Martial hearing is scheduled Thursday for a Marine charged in the death of a U.S. Army Green Beret.

Staff Sgt. Kevin Maxwell Jr. is faced with charges including murder, obstruction of justice, hazing and burglary in the death of Logan Melgar, who was killed in 2017 while serving in Mali.

Maxwell was one of two Marines charged with Melgar’s death last November. Two members of the famed SEAL Team Six were also charged.

One of the SEALs, Chief Special Warfare Operator Adam Matthews, was sentenced to 12 months of confinement and receive a bad conduct discharge in a hearing last month.

Thursday’s hearing is slated for 9 a.m. at Naval Station Norfolk.

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