Coast Guard charges 2 in shipmate’s death

Patricia Kime, a staff writer for the Navy Times reports that

Two Coast Guardsmen are facing charges in the Jan. 21 death of a shipmate in Corpus Christi, Texas, service officials said Wednesday.

Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Anthony Montuoro, 24, and Seaman Matthew Huey, 22, both formerly of the 87-foot patrol boat Manatee, have been charged over their alleged involvement in the death of Seaman Thomas Crandon, 20, said Lt. Ron Seely, an attorney at Coast Guard Headquarters.

Montuoro faces the most serious charge — negligent homicide. He also is charged with obstruction of justice, violation of a lawful order, making a false official statement, providing alcohol to a minor and reckless endangerment.

Huey is charged with conspiring to obstruct justice, violation of a lawful order, making a false official statement and providing alcohol to a minor.

Crandon, of Richland, Mo., was found dead after reportedly spending an evening drinking beer with Montuoro and Huey at Montuoro’s Corpus Christi apartment.

Read the full story at the Navy Times

H/T An Unofficial Coast Guard Blog

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