“Over these years, what the U.S. Army seems to be intent on doing is characterizing an ambush as murder,” Golsteyn said. “Those routine combat actions are now being characterized as murder.”
Matt Golsteyn is facing another challenge, as his motions hearing has been delayed until September 9th. He is charged with premeditated murder in the death of the suspected Taliban bomb maker in 2010. The initial investigation by the Army didn’t find sufficient evidence to bring charges, however, the Army opened a second investigation in 2016 and charged Golsteyn in 2018. Golsteyn claimed that he killed the suspected bomb maker while conducting an ambush and vigorously disputed the charge against him.
Matt Golsteyn’s case has reached the attention of President Donald Trump, who tweeted that he “will be reviewing the case of a ‘U.S. Military hero,’ Major Matt Golsteyn, who is charged with murder. He could face the death penalty from our own government after he admitted to killing a Terrorist bomb maker while overseas.”