A Navy SEAL sentenced to one year in prison for the death of Army Special Forces Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar is under investigation for allegedly flirting with Melgar's widow while using a false name and trying to persuade her that he and another SEAL accused of killing her husband were "really good guys," according to the Washington Post.
A Marine Raider will plead guilty to negligent homicide and related offenses as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors in connection with the hazing death of Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar, the Marine's attorney said on Tuesday.
Staff Sgt. Kevin Maxwell will face general court-martial hearing on Thursday, Navy officials have announced. He is one of four special operators charged with the June 4, 2017 death of Melgar, who was deployed to Mali at the time.
On Thursday, Maxwell will enter his guilty plea at a general court-martial, his attorney Brian Bouffard told Task & Purpose.
NORFOLK, Va. — Michelle Melgar knew her husband was dead before the chaplain showed up at her door.
Army Special Forces Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar was on a difficult deployment to Mali. He told his wife that the Navy SEALs he was working with were acting juvenile and immature.
One morning in June 2017, she woke up and saw that her husband had not texted her. That was extremely unusual.
She texted him "Are you OK?" but received no reply. She got nervous and texted him again. When he didn't reply, she got dressed and waited for her husband's colleagues from Special Forces to officially tell her that he was gone. They showed up soon after Melgar was confirmed dead on June 4, 2017, the result of an attack by four of his special operations colleagues in what has been described as a hazing incident.
On Thursday, one of the four U.S. service members accused of killing Staff Sgt. Melgar apologized to her in person while waiting to learn how long he would spend in prison.