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Navy SEAL accused in death of Green Beret in Mali will plead guilty

Navy SEAL accused in death of Green Beret in Mali will plead guilty
The Navy SEAL accused of choking an Army Green Beret to death while they were deployed to Mali in 2017 will plead guilty later this month to his role in the killing, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Navy SEAL accused in death of Green Beret in Mali will plead guilty Chief Petty Officer Tony DeDolph, left, a member of the elite SEAL Team 6, reached an agreement with the Navy to plead guilty to several charges in the June 4, 2017, death of Staff Sgt.The Navy SEAL accused of choking an Army Green Beret to death while they were deployed to Mali in 2017 will plead guilty later this month to his role in the killing, his lawyer said Tuesday.Chief Petty Officer Tony DeDolph, a member of the elite SEAL Team 6, reached an agreement with the Navy to plead guilty to several charges in the June 4, 2017, death of Staff Sgt.He will become the third of four defendants in the case to plead guilty for his role in what others involved in Melgar’s killing have described in court as a booze-fueled hazing incident gone wrong.

Stackhouse said he would not reveal the charges to which DeDolph will plead guilty.The Daily Beast, citing unnamed officials familiar with the agreement, reported the SEAL is expected to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter, obstruction of justice and hazing.

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