Marine Pleads Not Guilty in the Killing of Another Marine’s Wife


Tony Perry
The Los Angeles Times
April 27, 2012


A Marine staff sergeant pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of murdering the 22-year-old wife of a fellow Marine as the prosecutor announced that the victim’s blood and a possible murder weapon were found in the defendant’s car.

A judge ordered Staff Sgt. Louis Perez, 45, held in jail on $3-million bail in the killing of Brittany Dawn Killgore, whose body was found dumped near Lake Skinner in Riverside County.

Killgore had been set to attend a dinner cruise in San Diego with Perez and his girlfriend on April 13 but instead sent a text message to a friend saying she was in “distress” and needed help, Deputy Dist. Atty. Patrick Espinoza said during an arraignment in San Diego County Superior Court. The friend was not identified.

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Marine Pleads Not Guilty In Death Of Fellow Marine’s Estranged Wife, CBS Los Angeles, April 26, 2012

Former Marine Convicted in North Carolina of Killing Female Colleague


August 24, 2010

Former U.S. Marine Cesar Laurean was convicted in North Carolina on Monday of first degree murder in the 2007 death of Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach, who was eight months pregnant when she died.

An autopsy showed that Lauterbach, 20, died of blunt force trauma to the head. Police unearthed her charred body from beneath a barbecue pit in Laurean’s backyard in January 2008. She had disappeared the month before.

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Delayed Justice In Lauterbach Murder Sends A Message To Female Soldiers That The Military Does Not Have Their Back  Feminist Peace Network, August 25, 2010

82 Charges Added On for Officer


Ian Austen
The New York Times
April 29, 2010

Col. David Russell Williams was once among Canada’s most successful military officers. He commanded a sprawling air base essential for Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan, and he sometimes was the pilot of government jets that carried Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other dignitaries overseas.

But the police have now accused Williams of leading a double life, as an air force commander and a serial sexual predator. After arresting him in February in connection with two murders and two sexual assaults, the police on Thursday added 82 additional criminal charges , most of which involved lurid sexual details.

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The Case Against the Colonel: ‘Lingerie Break-Ins’ and a ‘Treasure Trove’ of Photo Evidence


Christie Blatchford
The Globe and Mail
February 11, 2010

Colonel Russell Williams has given police a lengthy and wide-ranging statement about four dozen so-called “lingerie break-ins,” two home invasions that turned into bizarre sexual assaults last September, and the murders of two young women, one a military steward with whom he may have flown.

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Three Bragg Soldiers Indicted in Two Deaths


The Army Times
An Associated Press Report
August 27, 2009

A North Carolina grand jury has indicted three Fort Bragg soldiers who police had previously charged with killing two female soldiers in separate attacks last year.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Thursday that the first-degree murder indictments were issued after the grand jury heard testimony from Fayetteville police detectives who investigated the slayings.

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