Navy Petty Officer Jonathan Campos has been found dead in his cell at Camp Pendelton, San Diego, CA. Campos was under arrest for the murder of Seaman August Provost, who was Gay (see earlier post), among other charges.
The Navy had said there was no evidence of a hate crime, despite Provost’s statements to his family, before his death, that he was being harassed.
The Navy has declared the Campos death a suicide by asphyxiation.
No, really, the Navy said that.