The Jordanian government has charged one of its soldiers with murder in last year’s killing of three U.S. Army Green Beret soldiers, including a man from Kirksville, Mo., CNN reported Sunday.
Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Lewellen, 27, of Kirksville, was killed along with Staff Sgt. Kevin McEnroe of Tucson, Ariz., and Staff Sgt. James F. Moriarty of Kerrville, Texas.
The incident happened Nov. 4 at the King Faisal Air Base in Jordan when a Jordanian soldier allegedly opened fire on an American convoy with an M-16 rifle when the convoy stopped at the gate. The U.S. soldiers had only sidearms.
CNN quoted an unnamed Jordanian official as saying the Jordanian soldier “is being officially charged with murder with intent to kill.”
Lewellen’s parents, Cindy and Chuck Lewellen, told The Kansas City Star earlier this year they believed their son was murdered and that they were frustrated that nothing apparently was being done about it.