Friday, 2 August 2002

Spate of murders at special forces' base

Mr Nieves, 31, and his wife Teresa, 28, had been arguing all day and went to bed early, closing the door to their bedroom at 8.30pm. Alerted by relatives staying at their Fayettesville home who heard a strange noise from behind the locked door, police broke into the bedroom and found Mr Nieves and his wife slumped dead. Both had been killed by a single shot to the head from a .40 calibre Glock semi-automatic pistol...

...That was on 12 June. Since then there have been three more alleged murders and one further murder-suicide involving special forces soldiers and their wives at Fort Bragg, stunning the local community in the historic town of Fayettesville and forcing the military command to ask some uncomfortable questions as to what may have triggered the killings.

What has made the deaths even more curious is that three of the five cases involved special forces soldiers who had served in recent US-led military operations in Afghanistan....

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Interesting story, quite scary as well... What if those soldiers were witness to something that haunted them, they tried to talk about it and the military (not wanting to reveal that, say, US forces were involved in activities that they weren't allowed to be involved in...) had them silenced. Probably wrong but an interesting hypothesis nonetheless; especially in the light of accusations over a cover-up surrouding the wedding...

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