Jacksonville Navy Captain Indicted, Linked To Guantanamo Death

Jan 9, 2019

The former commander of the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba was arrested in Jacksonville on Wednesday in connection with the death of a commissary worker at the base.

Our Florida Times-Union news partner reports Navy Capt. John “J.R.” Nettleton was assigned to Jacksonville nearly three years ago after he was removed from his command at Guantanamo.

The case stems from the death of Christopher Matthew Tur, 42, was found dead on Jan 11, 2015, in Guantanamo Bay waters on the western side of the base by the U.S. Coast Guard. He had been reported missing by his wife, Lara, the day before, officials said.

A federal grand jury indicted Nettleton on Tuesday on multiple counts of obstruction of justice, concealment of material facts, falsification of records and false statements, according to his 36-page indictment.

The full story is available on Jacksonville.com.

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