FORT HOOD – A Fort Hood soldier died early Monday morning after she was stabbed in the chest by her former husband.
Sgt. Shaneka Jones, 26, was involved in an argument with Donovan Lair, a 36-year-old civilian, at about 2 a.m., said FBI Special Agent Erik Vasys.
Fort Hood police and emergency personnel were dispatched to Jones' residence in response to a 911 phone call, according to information from Fort Hood, and found Jones seriously wounded.
"Life-saving measures were performed, and the soldier was transported to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Emergency Room where she was pronounced dead," according to a release from Fort Hood.
Lair was apprehended at the scene and transferred to FBI custody. He was charged with murder on a U.S. government reservation, and made an appearance before a U.S. District Court judge in Waco Monday morning. A preliminary hearing is set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday to determine if bond will be a possibility, Vasys said. Source:Killeen Daily Herald
While there are crimes on Fort Hood, something like this is pretty rare.