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What Is Negligent Homicide? U.S. Navy Commanders Charged in Deaths of 17 Sailors

The former commanders of two U.S. Navy ships will face negligent homicide and other criminal charges in relation to accidents in the Pacific last year that left 17 sailors dead, Military Times reported Tuesday. Cmdr. Bryce Benson, who commaded the USS Fitzgerald when it was involved in a collision in June near Japan that killed seven sailors, will face charges of negligent homicide, dereliction of duty and hazarding a vessel. Three of Benson’s lieutenants will also face these charges. Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez, who commanded the USS McCain when it was involved in a collision in August near…