The Army Green Beret charged with murder for the rogue killing of an Afghan man in 2010 is a “hero,” President Trump tweeted Sunday as he promised to “review” the case.
Maj. Mathew Golsteyn admitted to killing an Afghan man who was questioned and released in a 2010 bazaar terror-bombing.
“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. He could face the death penalty from our own government after he admitted to killing a Terrorist bomb maker while overseas. @PeteHegseth @FoxNews,” he tweeted Sunday morning.
Two people cooperating with U.S. forces brought the Afghan to a US military compound the day after a 2010 bazaar explosion that killed two marines. The suspect was released after no bomb-making materials were found but later shot dead on the street.
Golsteyn admitted to killing the man during a 2016 Fox News special, and also on a CIA polygraph, leading the Army to announce charges against him on Friday.
He was reprimanded in 2014 and his Silver Star was revoked, but now he faces the death penalty if he’s convicted on the murder charge.