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Sat Jan 23, 2021, 08:39 PM

SEAL Promoted After Killing Green Beret Sentenced to 10 Years

Source: The Daily Beast

Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer Tony DeDolph will spend the next decade in a military prison for his role in the killing of a Special Forces soldier in Mali in 2017.

A military jury sentenced DeDolph, a member of the elite SEAL Team 6, Saturday. In addition to ten years in prison, DeDolph was also hit with reduction in rank to E-1, forfeiture of his pay and allowances and will be dishonorably discharged, according to a defense official.

DeDolph had pleaded guilty earlier this month to involuntary manslaughter in the strangulation death of Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar, a Special Forces soldier assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group. DeDolph also pleaded guilty to hazing, conspiracy and obstruction of justice for trying to cover up the cause of Melgar's death.

DeDolph also agreed, as part of his plea deal, to a provision that bars him from profiting from the case in any way, including writing books or earning a living based on his experience at SEAL Team 6.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/seal-promoted-after-killing-green-beret-sentenced-to-10-years/ar-BB1d2i14?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply SEAL Promoted After Killing Green Beret Sentenced to 10 Years (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 23 OP
PerceptionManagement Jan 23 #1
DENVERPOPS Jan 23 #2
liberalla Jan 23 #4
mackdaddy Jan 23 #5
Aristus Jan 24 #6
BainsBane Jan 24 #7
muriel_volestrangler Jan 24 #8
BlueCanine Jan 23 #3
Billytee Jan 24 #9

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 09:23 PM

1. Only 10 years for white guy to murder a brown guy in the military

didn't stand in the way of his promotion either!

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Response to PerceptionManagement (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 09:29 PM

2. It's a good thing Trump is gone

and didn't just give him a pardon, like the others......

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 09:52 PM

4. That was my first thought too...

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Response to liberalla (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 10:43 PM

5. Me too. Trump would have already pardoned him.

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Response to PerceptionManagement (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 24, 2021, 01:47 AM

6. His dishonorable discharge will make his post-prison life so difficult,

He might consider staying in the joint...

A dishonorable discharge is no joke. It can fuck up your life.

I have my honorable discharge certificate framed and mounted on the wall of my home office. Pride of place...

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Response to PerceptionManagement (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 24, 2021, 02:15 AM

7. He was demoted

It says he received a reduction in rank.
This is the DU member formerly known as BainsBane.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 24, 2021, 04:52 AM

8. He's now been demoted, but the story says he was promoted 4 months after admitting

he killed Melgar.

The U.S. Navy promoted Chief Petty Officer Tony DeDolph four months after he admitted to choking a Green Beret to death.
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Days after Melgar was strangled, DeDolph, at the time a petty officer first class, was sent back to his base in Virginia Beach under suspicion of murder. Despite that, DeDolph found himself on the promotion list for chief petty officer in August 2017; he was “frocked”—meaning he began wearing the insignia of the higher rank—on Sept. 15, 2017, according to defense officials. He didn’t start drawing chief’s pay until December.

Three days before DeDolph’s promotion, the medical examiner’s report was signed. It concluded, based on a June 8, 2017, autopsy at Dover Air Force Base, that Melgar’s cause of death was asphyxiation and the manner of death was homicide, according to documents reviewed by The Daily Beast.

A defense official familiar with the case said Naval Special Warfare Development Group, commonly known as Seal Team 6, didn’t flag DeDolph because he was not formally charged or a person of interest in an ongoing investigation. He was a participant in the investigation but no charges were filed until November 2018.

https://news.yahoo.com/navy-seal-promoted-choking-green-010610021.html

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 09:35 PM

3. Strangulation of another person was involuntary manslaughter?

DeDolph had pleaded guilty earlier this month to involuntary manslaughter in the strangulation death of Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar.

Hands on killing by strangulation, IMO, isn't involuntary, it had to be done on purpose.

Our military justice system needs reform, again IMO.

Plea deals need more scrutiny than this.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Jan 24, 2021, 10:11 AM

9. That is not justice. That is not enough!

This is the DU member formerly known as Billytee.

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