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Court-martial for Marine Raider accused in Green Beret’s death in Mali to begin Monday | Stars & Stripes

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Officials confirmed Friday that the court-martial for a Marine Raider convicted of manslaughter and other charges in the 2017 strangling murder of a Green Beret in Mali would commence on Monday at Naval Station Norfolk Virginia. Gunnery Sgt. Mario Madera-Rodriguez is scheduled to make a not guilty plea to the allegations he faces in the killing of Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar while on a counterterrorism operation in the West African country. The court-martial for Madera-Rodriguez is set to last three weeks, beginning with court proceedings on Monday and Tuesday after the Marine chose an eight-person panel. If proven guilty of the criminal murder accusation, the Marine may face life imprisonment.

Source: https://www.stripes.com/Branches/Marine_Corps/2021-06-04/Court-martial-for-Marine-Raider-accused-in-Green-Beret%E2%80%99s-death-in-Mali-to-begin-Monday-1637894.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2006.07.21&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

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