A weeping Army sergeant on Thursday apologized to the family a female soldier he admitted killing, after a military panel convicted him of unpremeditated murder and sentenced him to life in prison.
An Army sergeant was convicted of unpremeditated murder in the killing of a fellow Fort Carson soldier on Thursday after his lawyers argued that the slaying was so brutal and random that it couldn’t have been planned.
A court-martial is scheduled to get under way in the death of Army Spc. Brandy Fonteneaux (fon-tah-NO) of Houston, who was found dead in her room at Fort Carson in January.
Army Spc. Brandy Fonteneaux’s death came not on a battlefield in Afghanistan but on an infantry post in Colorado – allegedly at the hand of a fellow soldier – and that makes the pain even worse for her family.
A combat engineer at Fort Carson has been arrested and charged in the slaying of a food operations specialist in the barracks at the Colorado Army post.