Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Fort Hood Murder

The FBI and Fort Hood authorities were investigating a murder that occurred on post.
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.

1 comment:

  1. Scott,

    This is not a rare case at all on Fort Hood. Fort Hood is the largest US Army installation in the world with a daytime population exceeding that of the surrounding jurisdictions altogether. The nighttime population probably sits around 75,000 residents. I was a Special Agent with CID down at Hood for two years and in that time worked about 40 death cases, many of which were determined to be homicides. It is not a nice place at all and something like this is not as rare as one would think. Anyway, thanks for the oppurtunity to post.

    Take care,
    Mac

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