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Army sergeant sentenced to life in Colo. slaying

10:47 PM, Dec 13, 2012   |    comments
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FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - An Army sergeant has been sentenced life in prison with the possibility of parole for the slaying of a fellow soldier in the barracks at Fort Carson in Colorado.

A military panel convicted Sgt. Vincinte Jackson of unpremeditated murder Thursday in the Jan. 8 death of Spc. Brandy Fonteneaux. The 28-year-old soldier from Houston was found dead in her barracks room, stabbed 74 times.

Jackson faced up to life in prison without parole. Jackson, who testified during sentencing, says he doesn't know why he killed Fonteneaux. Prosecutors didn't immediately know how many years Jackson would serve before he is eligible for parole.

The Associated Press

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