Here is LA Times coverage of the murder of a soldier at JBLM by five fellow soldiers:
Three soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state have been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of another soldier and police said they are no longer investigating the killing as a hate crime as race does not appear to be the motive, authorities said Monday.
The three soldiers were booked into the Pierce County Jail on Monday and are being held in connection with the killing of Tevin Geike, 20, the Lakewood Police Department said in a statement emailed to reporters. Formal charges are pending.
Three suspects were identified as: Jeremiah Hill, 23; Cedarium Johnson, 21; and Ajoni Runnion-Bareford, 21. The trio were active-duty soldiers assigned to a combat infantry unit. The victim was also an active-duty Lewis-McChord soldier, assigned to a combat aviation unit, officials said.
Originally, police had said that the slain soldier, who was white, had been killed in what was being investigated as a racially motivated attack by five black men.
After much bruhaha, Lieutenant Colonel James Wilkerson–of Art. 60, UCMJ fame–will retire this week, and possibly as Major reports Stars and Stripes here.
AP reports on the militia related murder by a Ft. Stewart soldier here:
A Georgia soldier accused of funding an anti-government militia group with insurance money from his pregnant wife’s death will face a court-martial on charges that he killed her.
Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson said Wednesday commanders decided to try Pvt. Isaac Aguigui on charges of premeditated murder after reviewing evidence from a July preliminary hearing. Prosecutors say the soldier’s pregnant wife, Sgt. Deirdre Aguigui, was bound with handcuffs when she died from lack of oxygen, likely from being choked, in July 2011.
Agugui already has one LWOP sentence from a civilian court for the murder of a defector from his militia group and could get another at court-martial, the case was not referred capitally.