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Trial to start for sailor accused of igniting Navy warship

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According to prosecutors, Ryan Sawyer Mays was a young, arrogant sailor angry about being assigned to deck duty after failing to become a Navy SEAL — and he made the Navy pay in a big way. The prosecution has presented no physical evidence proving that Mays, 21, set the USS Bonhomme Richard on fire. The July 2020 blaze burned for nearly five days and sent an acrid smoke over San Diego.
Published 5 months ago · San Diego, United States

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Sailors struggle to remember year after Navy warship fire

SAN DIEGO — More than a half dozen former crewmembers of the USS Bonhomme Richard gave testimony on the first day of the arson trial of a young sailor Monday,

5 months ago·United States
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Sailor accused of igniting Navy warship puts fate in judge

The young sailor accused of igniting the USS Bonhomme Richard on Monday agreed to put his fate in the hands of a lone Navy judge

5 months ago·United States
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Trial to start for sailor accused of igniting Navy warship

According to prosecutors, Ryan Sawyer Mays was a young, arrogant sailor angry about being assigned to deck duty after failing to become a Navy SEAL - and he made the Navy pay in a big way.

5 months ago·Washington, United States
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Trial to start for sailor accused of igniting Navy warship

By JULIE WATSON Associated PressSAN DIEGO (AP) — Prosecutors say a disgruntled sailor set the USS Bonhomme Richard on fire while his defense points to the fact that there is no physical evidence to prove that. The court martial of 21-year-old Ryan Sawyer Mays is scheduled to start Monday at Naval Base San Diego and last two weeks. Prosecutors say Mays wanted the Navy to pay after failing to become a Navy SEAL. Mays has denied any wrongdoing. His…

5 months ago·Colorado Springs, United States
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Trial to start for Ryan Sawyer Mays after allegedly igniting Navy warship on fire

Ryan Sawyer Mays is charged with aggravated arson and the willful hazarding of a vessel. He has denied any wrongdoing.

5 months ago·New York, United States
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USS Bonhomme Richard: Sailor accused of setting fire to warship was 'angry about being assigned to deck duty', court martial hears

The USS Bonhomme Richard burned for nearly five days in July 2020, sending smoke over San Diego, where the ship had been during a major upgrade.

5 months ago·United Kingdom
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