NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A hearing is under way in a military court on Naval Station Norfolk to review the case against a U.S. Marine and a Navy SEAL who are charged in the 2017 hazing death of a U.S. Green Beret in Africa.
Defense attorneys for Navy SEAL Tony DeDolph and Marine Mario Madera-Rodriguez told a judge Monday morning they plan to call several witnesses.
The Article 32 hearing could lead to courts-martial proceedings later.
DeDolph and Madera-Rodriguez are among four U.S. servicemen charged in the strangulation death of Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar in Mali.
Matthews testified in May that Melgar’s death was as a botched attempt to “embarrass” him over perceived “slights.”