FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - A former U.S. Army commando has pleaded not guilty to accusations that he murdered a suspected bomb-maker in Afghanistan in 2010.
Maj. Mathew Golsteyn was arraigned Thursday during a hearing at Fort Bragg on a murder charge, according to The Fayetteville Observer .
The charge announced last year stems from the former Green Beret's 2010 deployment to Afghanistan when he's accused of killing the suspected bomb-maker. Golsteyn has contended the killing was justified under wartime circumstances.
<u><i>Present at the short hearing Thursday were Golsteyn's wife, son and parents.</i></u>
The case has drawn the attention of President Donald Trump, who suggested last year in a tweet that he would look into the matter.
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