Guilty plea in USS McCain collision court-martial


WASHINGTON (AP) — The officer in command of the USS John S. McCain when it collided with an oil tanker near Singapore in August 2017, killing 10 sailors, has pleaded guilty to dereliction of duty, the Navy said Friday.

Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez entered his plea during court-martial proceedings at Washington's Navy Yard.

The Navy said the formal charge to which Sanchez pleaded guilty was "negligent dereliction of duty resulting in death."

Sanchez was sentenced to a punitive letter of reprimand and forfeiture of $2,000 a month in pay for three months. As part of a plea agreement, he will submit a...

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