Trio of military leaders blamed for sailor’s suicide aboard USS James E. Williams

Posted at 7:44 PM, Dec 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-17 06:13:05-05

Norfolk, Va. - Boatswain's Mate Seaman Yeshabel Villot-Carrasco killed herself aboard the Norfolk-based USS James E. Williams back in June.

We now know she died from an overdose of sleeping pills, according to the Navy Times.

The new report says the skipper, the former executive officer, and the command master chief created a toxic climate -- per the Navy Times -- that contributed to the suicide.

Specifically it says Command Master Chief Travis Biswell an environment aboard the ship where sailors were afraid to report their senior leaders.

And the article says neither Commander Curtis Calloway nor Commander Ed Handley did enough to address the problem.

All three men were reassigned after the Navy said they didn't perform their jobs correctly.

Biswell also had an additional violation of drunk and disorderly conduct.

In the same report cited by the Navy Times, Biswell was reportedly getting drunk in every liberty port.

The report lists several examples of alleged drunk behavior that the two commanders never reported up the chain, according to the article.