Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Fort Drum wounded soldier admits killing infant he wanted to adopt

NY soldier from RI who was wounded on Afghan tour admits killing infant he was trying to adopt

By Associated Press, Published: January 31

WATERTOWN, N.Y. — A Fort Drum soldier wounded in Afghanistan in 2009 admitted Tuesday that he killed a 4-month-old girl he and his wife were trying to adopt by banging her head against a hard surface and throwing her into a crib.

Jeffrey Sliker, a native of Middletown, R.I., could get 15 years to life in prison at sentencing on March 14 — almost a year after his arrest at the couple’s home near the military post in northern New York.
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