SAN DIEGO - A Navy SEAL instructor will likely face charges in the death of a trainee. James Derek Lovelace drowned in May during a training drill in San Diego. On Wednesday, the coroner ruled his death a homicide. The qualification course for SEALs is notoriously tough, but for 21-year-old Lovelace it proved fatal. The San Diego county medical examiner blames his drowning on his Navy SEAL instructors. "It is our opinion that the actions and inactions of the instructors ... were excessive and directly contributed to the death," the report says. "The manner of death is best classified as homicide."
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