New York—Teen accused of vandalizing memorial of slain Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient
A 14-year-old boy was charged for vandalizing the memorial of a fallen Navy SEAL.
The boy was charged with second-degree criminal mischief.
A granite stone with an image of the SEAL, Lt. Michael Murphy, was shattered.
The park was dedicated to Lt. Michael Murphy in 2009. He was once a lifeguard there.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he was “appalled and disgusted”.
Cuomo promised that the state would pay to replace the plaque.
Credit: US NAVY, Wikimedia Commons, Suffolk County Police Department via Facebook