Drill Instructor Charged With Death Of Marine Recruit

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Drill Instructor Charged With Death Of Marine Recruit

A Marine Corps drill instructor, Sgt. Steven T. Smiley has been charged with the murder of 19 year old Dalton Beals. This incident took place bac

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A Marine Corps drill instructor, Sgt. Steven T. Smiley has been charged with the murder of 19 year old Dalton Beals.

This incident took place back in June of 2021. Beals death could have been avoided, however Smiley had the recruits do extra physical trainings in inappropriate weather conditions.

The charges include, one count of negligent homicide, one count of obstruction of justice, one count of cruelty, oppression, or maltreatment of subordinates, and another count with four specifications of failure to obey orders.

Beals death cause was due to extreme body temperature while trying to complete the boot camp training.