Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar (U.S. Army photo)

NORFOLK, Va. — Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator Adam Matthews on Thursday pleaded guilty and apologized to the family of Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar, a Special Forces soldier who died during a hazing incident in Mali.

Matthews was sentenced to one year in prison, reduction in rank to E-5, and given a bad conduct discharge, although the punitive discharge could be lessened if he testifies against the other service members involved in the case and Melgar's family approves, according to Navy Capt. Michael Luken, the military judge overseeing the case.

Melgar died on June 4, 2017, when Matthews and three other U.S. service members hazed him with the permission of Melgar's team leader.

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Four sailors were killed this weekend in separate crimes around Portsmouth, Virginia, officials said.

The two incidents are not connected, said Sgt. Misty Holley, a spokeswoman for the Portsmouth Police Department.

Navy Times reporter Mark Faram first reported that three corpsmen were killed on Saturday and a fourth sailor killed the following day. The suspect in the fourth death is a fellow sailor.

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Pvt. Anahitdeep Singh Sandhu (U.S. Marine Corps photo)

A U.S. Marine from Kent, Washington, was on a weekend pass with a bunk mate from Perry, Georgia, when he was shot multiple times outside an apartment complex during a botched armed robbery attempt shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday, a police detective said.

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German Parra (Hardin County Sheriff's Office)

An Army sergeant stationed at Fort Knox has been charged in the murder of an Indiana teen, according to media reports.

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Seven Navy SEALs were warned that reporting the alleged war crimes of their teammates and calling for a formal investigation could jeopardize their careers, a Navy criminal investigation report revealed.

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Sgt. Lance E. Colbert, left, is accused of killing Staff Sgt. Amy Colbert, right. (U.S. Army photo)

A Fort Bliss soldier was formally charged with murder in connection with his wife's death, military officials said Monday.

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