Expert says investigation into murdered Green Beret could take a

Expert says investigation into murdered Green Beret could take a while

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A former judge advocate general says it will take a while for us to learn what happened to a Green Beret from Lubbock.

Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar died at the American Embassy in Mali back in June.

Naval investigators are now looking into whether two naval operators from SEAL Team 6 strangled him.

Walter Huffman, a retired major general in the Army is Texas Tech's military law expert. He says getting witnesses and evidence from somewhere like Mali isn't going to be easy or quick. 

"Things are just different when a case happens overseas like this, and it does tend to stretch the timeline out," Huffman said. "I'm sure given the profile of this case -- the high profile of this case -- NCIS is devoting significant resources to it and will try to resolve their part of the investigation as quickly as possible.">

Huffman says the two operators would face a general court martial if there's enough evidence to convene one.

Murder charges in the military do carry a possible death penalty.

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