A Green Beret charged with murdering a suspected Taliban bomb-maker but hailed a ‘hero’ by Donald Trump killed him at the end of four battle-scarred days and after vowing revenge for two fallen comrades, military documents reveal.
Matthew L. Golsteyn said he killed a Taliban bomb-maker in cold blood in a shallow grave, dug it up under cover of darkness and burned the corpse on a forward operating base manned by Marines and Green Berets, official documents have disclosed.
President Trump said on Sunday that he will be ‘reviewing’ the case of the special forces veteran, after the officer’s family spoke out about the decision that he could face a court-martial for the killing.
‘At the request of many, I will be reviewing the case of a ”U.S. Military hero,’ Major Matt Golsteyn, who is charged with murder,’ Trump tweeted. ‘He could face the death penalty from our own government after he admitted to killing a Terrorist bomb maker while overseas.’