A new report from the Daily Beast says that the two Navy SEALs being investigated for the murder of a U.S. Army Green Beret are accused of killing him after he discovered that they were stealing.
The SEALS, who are members of the elite SEAL Team 6, are accused of strangling Staff Sgt. Logan J. Melgar back in June.
From the Daily Beast: “Melgar, two special operations sources say, discovered the SEALs were pocketing some of the money from the informant fund. The SEALS offered to cut him in, but Melgar declined, these sources said.”
The 34-year-old was found dead on June 4 in the embassy housing in the Malian capital of Bamako. His death has been ruled a homicide.
“I ask for privacy during this time — I hope that you will allow me to tell my story when I’m ready. I knew him best — he was my best friend. It’s all so new — I’m sorry,” the victim’s wife told CNN.
Melgar was a member of the 3rd Special Forces Group, which is the main unit responsible for Army special operations in northwest Africa, including Niger, where four U.S. Green Berets were killed last month after being ambushed by suspected terrorists.
SEAL Team 6 is the elite force that carried out the 2011 raid in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden.
- Report from Daily Beast
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