Four United States service members have been charged with felony murder in the 2017 death of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Logan Melgar of Lubbock.

ABC News reports that the U.S Navy brought charges against two Navy SEALs and two Marine Raiders for allegedly breaking into 34-year-old Logan Melgar’s room, tying him down with duct tape and strangling him.

Melgar was found dead in his room inside embassy housing in Bamako, Mali.


The U.S. Navy said in a statement:

Charges were preferred yesterday against two Sailors and two Marines in the death of Army Staff Sergeant Logan Melgar, who died June 4, 2017, while serving in Bamako, Mali. The four personnel face charges under the Uniform Code of Military Justice including Felony Murder, Involuntary Manslaughter, Conspiracy, Obstruction of Justice, Hazing and Burglary.

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