The Jordan government has formally charged one of its soldiers with murder in last year’s deaths of three Green Berets, the Houston Chronicle reports.
The fathers of two of the Green Berets told the paper that the charges were leveled against Jordanian soldier M’aarek Abu Tayeh, who has been accused of opening fire on a U.S. military convoy.
The FBI told the fathers of Staff Sgt. James Moriarty, 27, and Staff Sgt. Matthew Lewellen 27, that Abu Tayeh was being charged with murder at a meeting Thursday, the paper reported.
“It’s a step in the right direction. It’s a 180-degree switch,” said Houston lawyer James Moriarty.