Showing posts with label stabbing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label stabbing. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Video of Afghanistan veteran being stabbed to death regarded as "trophy"

Fugitive captured in fatal stabbing of Cherry Hill war veteran
by Robert Moran
April 23, 2019

A 26-year-old man wanted in the fatal stabbing in Chinatown of a 28-year-old Afghanistan War veteran from Cherry Hill was captured by authorities Tuesday morning in Southwest Philadelphia.

Victor Yan has been accused of killing Brett Berdini, who was attacked by a group in the 1000 block of Race Street shortly before 2 a.m. last Oct. 14.

The attack, including the stabbing, was recorded on a camera phone by one of the assailants and shared among the attackers and others for their amusement, said Anthony Voci Jr., chief of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office homicide unit.

“We have a generation that is apparently obsessed with recording just about everything, and that includes violent crimes,” Voci said.

Voci said the defendants regarded the video as a “trophy.”
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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Priest stabbed during mass...parishioners show no fear stopping attacker

Priest stabbed while leading Mass; suspect arrested after attack is caught on camera

Ralph Ellis and Sarah Jorgensen, CNN
March 23, 2019

A man who allegedly stabbed the elderly rector of a church in Canada during a televised Mass as shocked parishioners watched will appear in court Saturday.
The attack happened as the priest of St. Joseph's Oratory at Mount Royal led Mass on Friday morning at the church in Montreal, Quebec, police said.
The suspect's name was not immediately released. He is expected to appear by video feed Saturday afternoon at the Quebec Court Criminal Room. If any charges are filed, they will be determined by prosecutors, Constable Caroline Chevrefils said.

Police said the stabbing was not considered a terrorist attack, and described it as "an isolated act committed by one individual."

Father Claude Grou, 77, was taken to a hospital and is recovering, Chevrefils said.

The 26-year-old suspect was detained by security staff at the church and taken into custody by police, Chevrefils said. She said the suspect is known to police.
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Friday, July 27, 2018

Two Fort Hood veterans planned wedding, now funeral and trial

Bride-To-Be Accused Of Killing Fiancé In Fight Over Wedding Guest
CBS 4 Denver
Brandon Watkins
July 25, 2018
A friend of Watkins told KKTV the couple served together in the Army at Fort Carson.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) — A bride-to-be is accused of killing her fiancé while they were planning their wedding.

Jacqueline Souza, 31, told investigators she thought her fiancé, Brandon Watkins, was having an affair – and that he wanted to invite that woman to their wedding in Las Vegas, KKTV reports.

The couple reportedly got into a fight about the invitation when they got home late Friday night after celebrating their upcoming wedding and Watkins’ new job.
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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Boise Police Chief Bill Bones addressing need for PTSD help

A week after stabbings, his city gives Boise's police chief hope 'to create good out of horror'
Idaho Statesman
Katy Moeller
July 7, 2018
"One can imagine what it would be like for paramedics, firefighters and others to see the horrific injuries of these victims — these small young children," Murphy said in a phone interview from Seattle. "It may be more than a human being is meant to bear."
Boise Police Chief Bill Bones was visibly emotional during a press conference Sunday, July 1. "These are victims who in their past homes have fled violence from Syria, Iraq and Ethiopia," Bones said.
Meiying Wu

The emotional calluses of a 25-year career in law enforcement appeared to have been ripped away when Boise Police Chief Bill Bones stepped in front of the cameras at City Hall West on July 1.

The towering, soft-spoken chief choked back tears as he described the horror of the night before — an "evil" attack that left the largest number of victims in an incident in department history.

Nine people were stabbed, including six children, who were at or near a 3-year-old's birthday party at the Wylie Street Station Apartments just off State Street. All of the victims were members of refugee families from Syria, Iraq and Ethiopia.

"Obviously, I have cried during this event," Bones said a couple of days later in an interview at his office. "Thankfully, I was alone yesterday when I found out that we had lost our little girl — because she really is, in a part, she is a daughter of the entire community. She's a part of who we are."
"I have a department of people that got into this job, into this career, because they're here to take care of others, to help others. We try hard to get them to take care of themselves," he said. "None of us do the best job at that."read more here

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Veteran Survived 2 Tours in Iraq, Stabbed to Death In Tennessee

UPDATE: Bar fight takes deadly turn
April 5, 2016

UPDATE: Chattanooga police have identified the stabbing victim as 36-year-old Shawn Russell.

According to the bartender, a fight broke out around 1;15 a.m. between Russell and another man. Danielle Harvey said that unidentified man stabbed Russell in the torso and then left with his friend in a black SUV.

"These two guys got in a fight and things went sour. The next thing I know, he's stabbed and he didn't even know he was stabbed. He came around the bar and collapsed," the bartender said. "I got some bar towels, put them over the wound and called 911."
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Shawn Russell, a 36-year-old veteran of two tours of duty in Iraq.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Canadian Soldiers Stabbed at Recruitment Center

Police allege soldier stabbing suspect said 'Allah told me to come and kill people'

Posted Mar 15, 2016

Ali was charged with a total of nine counts, according to court documents: three attempted murder, two aggravated assault, three assault with a weapon and possession of a dangerous weapon.
Ayanle Hassan Ali arrives in a police car at a Toronto court house on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. A man who allegedly said Allah instructed him to kill was charged Tuesday with stabbing and wounding two uniformed soldiers at a north Toronto military recruitment centre a day earlier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
TORONTO – A man who allegedly said Allah instructed him to kill was charged Tuesday with stabbing and wounding two uniformed soldiers at a north Toronto military recruitment centre a day earlier.

While investigators were probing possible terror links, the city’s police chief said there didn’t appear to be any connection to terrorist groups, although it seemed the man had deliberately targeted military personnel.

“To date, there is nothing to indicate the accused is working with anyone or in concert with any organization,” Chief Mark Saunders said. “It will take some time to have a complete picture.”

The incident occurred mid-afternoon Monday, when a man walked into the government building that houses a Canadian Armed Forces recruitment centre on the ground floor.
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Fort Hood Soldier Died After Being Stabbed in Florida

Police: Fort Hood soldier dies after stabbing in Florida
Killeen Daily Herald
Jacob Brooks, Herald staff writer
January 4, 2016
A Fort Hood soldier died after he was stabbed in the stomach in Kissimmee, Fla., during the Christmas break, officials said Monday.

Fort Hood officials Monday identified the soldier as Spc. Victor Badilloalvarez, 26.

Badilloalvarez was stabbed in the early morning hours of Dec. 27 by his wife’s ex-boyfriend, according to a Kissimmee police report released to the Herald.

After getting a call about 3 that morning, police found Badilloalvarez alive and lying in the grass near a house in the 4600 block of Eaglet Lane in Kissimmee.
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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Spencer Stone's Condition Upgraded After Stabbing

Before stabbing, famed airman was inside where 'whole club was cheering' 
The Sacramento Bee (Tribune News Service)
By Tony Bizjak, Sammy Caiola and Bill Lindelof
Published: October 10, 2015
A promoter at the club introduced Spencer to the club DJ, who also is in the military. “They pulled him up onstage and introduced him to the crowd, and the crowd was cheering,” Scharffer said. “After he got on stage, everybody wanted to talk to him. The whole club was cheering.”
Spencer Stone, Sacramento’s Air Force hero, was reported up on his feet and in good spirits at UC Davis Medical Center on Friday, two days after being stabbed three times on a midtown street when a celebratory night turned suddenly violent.

Police continued their search for his attackers, saying in a press release Friday they are looking for two Asian men and a woman who fled the scene in a Toyota Camry moments after Stone was stabbed during a 12:45 a.m. fight in the intersection at 21st and K streets.

Doctors upgraded Stone’s condition from serious to fair on Friday after surgery on three stab wounds.

Stone, 23, made international headlines two months ago when he and Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, boyhood friends from Sacramento, tackled and subdued a would-be terrorist on a Paris-bound train. The man was armed with an AK-47, a Luger pistol and a box cutter. Stone suffered cuts to the neck and a deep wound on a thumb in that incident.
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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Homeless Veteran Stabbed To Death Was Army Medic

Man Arrested In Fatal Stabbing Of Homeless War Veteran In Richmond 
CBS San Francisco Bay
July 8, 2015
Lakota Brightman served in the U.S. Army as a field medic and had been homeless for more than a year before his death, Quanah Brightman said.
RICHMOND (CBS SF) — Police on Tuesday arrested a Richmond man in the stabbing death of an Afghanistan war veteran in Richmond last Friday, a police sergeant said. Mark Nelson, 50, was arrested around 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Sea Horse Motel, located at 909 Cutting Blvd., on a warrant for the killing of 45-year-old Richmond resident Lakota Brightman, Richmond police Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said.

An officer reviewing video surveillance footage of the stabbing recognized Nelson from prior interactions with him, according to police. read more here

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Attempted murder charges filed by Navy after stabbing

Charges filed in stabbing at Navy barracks
ABC 27 News
Posted: Jul 25, 2014

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The Navy has filed charges against one of its sailors for repeatedly stabbing another in a barracks near a naval hospital.

The Navy said Friday that Petty Officer 3rd Class Wilbur Harwell is charged with attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon.
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Friday, June 6, 2014

U.S. Navy hospital in Portsmouth being evacuated after stabbing

Virginia naval hospital set to evacuate amid search for stabbing suspect
By Mary Kay Mallonee, Barbara Starr and Greg Botelho
updated 4:03 PM EDT, Fri June 6, 2014


NEW: Naval Medical Center is "hoping to begin evacuating soon"
Security forces searching for suspect in stabbing of service member, official says
Navy identifies suspect as Petty Officer 3rd Class Wilbur Harwell, 26

(CNN) -- Authorities prepared to evacuate a major U.S. Navy hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia, on Friday afternoon, hours after sounding an alert that they were searching for an enlisted man suspected of stabbing a fellow service member.

There was no word Friday afternoon that security forces had the suspect -- identified by Navy spokesman Jim Moir as Petty Officer 3rd Class Wilbur Harwell -- in custody or that they knew where he might be. WIth the manhunt still on, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth did signal around 3 p.m. on its Facebook page what its next step will be, stating: "We are hoping to begin evacuating soon, patients followed by staff. The evacuation will be done in an orderly manner as directed."

There was no immediate indication as to where these patients might go.

Hours earlier, the hospital and its accompanying base were placed on lockdown as authorities looked for the 26-year-old Harwell.

According to Moir, the stabbing took place Friday morning in front of the private military store, or exchange, at the base, which is called Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, Portsmouth Annex.
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Three Marines stabbed breaking up fight

Camp Pendleton Marines Stabbed in Baseball Brawl
The Marines were stabbed in the face and neck by broken beer bottles, police said
NBC News
By Steven Luke, R. Stickney and Andrew Lopez
Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014

Three Camp Pendleton Marines were stabbed Sunday when they tried to break up a fight between baseball fans in Huntington Beach, officials told NBC 7.

NBC 7 has obtained cell phone video of what officials refer to as an alcohol-fueled fight around 1:45 a.m. in the area of Main and Walnut streets, according to Huntington Beach Police Department.

When officers arrived and attempted to break up the large fight, Manuel Alvarez, 23, allegedly used a broken bottle to stab one of the Marines in the face.

Alvarez was taken into custody and faces an assault with a deadly weapon charge.

Another Marine was found nearby suffering from stab wounds. Both servicemen were taken to a hospital in stable condition.

A possible third victim was treated and released at a San Diego hospital.
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Marine deserter accused of murder and beating another woman

Marine deserter's motive for Ore. attacks remains a mystery
The Associated Press
March 3, 2014

PENDLETON, ORE. — Although he talked freely about how he committed the crimes, it’s still unclear why a Marine deserter from California fatally stabbed an Eastern Oregon motel maid and beat another woman with a metal pipe, an investigator says.

Lukah Chang pleaded guilty in January and has been sentenced to life in prison for the two attacks that unnerved Pendleton.

In an extensive story that also reported on an interview with Chang’s sister, the East Oregonian described law enforcement authorities as still puzzled about Chang’s motive.

“I don’t think even he can answer that,” said Police Chief Stuart Roberts. “If he could, he would have.”

In July 2012, Chang got on a bus and left the Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton in Southern California. He arrived at Pendleton in Eastern Oregon in August.
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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Man charged in attacking others for second time in two weeks

Police: Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after stabbing 2 in Bellingham
Bellingham Herald
February 8, 2014

BELLINGHAM — For the second time in two weeks, a former U.S. Marine suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder was arrested in a violent episode after stabbing two men in the common area of their home Saturday, Feb. 8, according to police.

Police say Jonathan L. Pablik, 24, stabbed two men, ages 63 and 53, in an unprovoked rage around 5 p.m. Saturday evening while the men were playing a dice game and “minding their own business” at their home in the 1800 block of Alabama Street, Bellingham Police Lt. Bob Vander Yacht said. It was not known if Pablik also lives in the home, which is rented by the room and has shared common areas.

Pablik was booked into Whatcom County Jail late Saturday night on suspicion of two counts of second-degree attempted murder, according to a police news release.
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Friday, February 7, 2014

Soldier not being charged for attack on pregnant wife of other soldier?

If you do not remember the story, here it is.
A pregnant Texas woman has been stabbed multiple times by an intruder as her horrified soldier husband serving overseas helplessly watched the attack play out in real time on video chat.
But he wasn't charged for this? He was only charged with burglary?
Soldier pleads not guilty in FaceTime attack
WAVY 10 News
By Ginger Whitaker
February 6, 2014

EL PASO, Texas (WAVY) – The soldier accused of stabbing another soldier’s pregnant wife pleaded not guilty Thursday in a Texas court.

Corey Moss pleaded not guilty to burglary with intent to commit a felony.

Police said Moss stabbed Rachel Poole in the face and stomach inside her El Palso home last year. Rachel’s husband, Justin, serves in the Army, and witnessed the attack during a FaceTime call.
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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Homicide claims life of Fort Carson soldier

Colorado Springs' third homicide victim was Fort Carson soldier
The Gazette
By Sue McMillin and Andrea Sinclair
Published: February 5, 2014

The man who died in a stabbing Tuesday has been identified as Brandon Alfonzo Jones, a 25-year-old Fort Carson soldier, officials said Wednesday.

The El Paso County Coroner's Office has ruled his death a homicide, Colorado Springs police said in a release.

This marks the city's third homicide this year.

The stabbing occurred during a disturbance about 3:30 p.m. at an apartment complex at 1230 Encinitas Point, off South Academy Boulevard and Westmeadow Drive, police said.

Jones, from Columbia, S.C., joined the Army in March 2012 and completed a one-year deployment to Afghanistan in August of last year, according to military records.
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier killed saving woman


War veteran died a hero on the home front
Posted on January 21, 2014

TACOMA - Sgt. First Class Shawn Woods dedicated his career to risking his life for the country. The 34-year-old served in Iraq and Afghanistan with the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Second Infantry. He is described by a superior as a soldier who "placed the needs of others above his own."

Appearing in Pierce County Superior Court, fellow soldier 29-year-old Chase Devyver, an Army medic, and now charged with Woods' murder.

Early Sunday morning at a home in Puyallup's South Hill neighborhood, Devyver and his girlfriend had been arguing when he allegedly stabbed her in the back. Hearing her screams, Woods tried to intervene. Prosecutors say that's when Devyver turned on Woods and stabbed him in the chest.

Sgt. First Class Woods was a husband, father, and highly decorated soldier. He was set to retire this year from a military career that included the meritorious service medal and four army commendation medals.
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Man dies, woman injured in South Hill stabbing
The News Tribune
Staff writer
January 19, 2014

A man fatally stabbed a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier and injured a woman in South Hill on Sunday before leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase on Canyon Road East, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said.

Deputies arrived after a 4 a.m. 911 call in the 9800 block of 185th Street East, where the owner of the home at which the stabbing happened called for help, Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

A group of people went to the house after drinking, Troyer said, and the 29-year-old suspect allegedly stabbed a 36-year-old woman multiple times in the back, then stabbed a 34-year-old man in the chest who tried to intervene.

The man with the chest wound died at the scene. The woman was taken to a hospital and was expected to survive, Troyer said.
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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Soldier watched pregnant wife stabbed on video from Afghanistan

Soldier's wife, days after stabbing, holds newborn for first time

Soldier arrested in attack on pregnant Army wife as she chatted via app with husband overseas
Published November 03, 2013

In the aftermath, Justin Poole quickly took to Facebook and posted a message about the attacker, as well as phoned Corey Bernard Moss’ colleagues at Fort Bliss, where he apparently knew Moss was training to be a soldier.

"If u are seeing this message find out what f---g hospital my wife is in and tell me the f---g whereabouts of Corey Moss,” Justin Poole reportedly wrote on his Facebook account. “He f---g went to my house while I'm deployed and stabbed”

Moss, 19, was soon apprehended upon his return to the base, and is now being held in lieu of $150,000 bond on attempted murder charges, according to

Following the attack, a battered Rachel Poole reportedly phoned 911. She was taken to an area hospital and remains in critical condition for stab wounds, fractures to her face and body and a collapsed lung. also reports doctors performed a cesarean section on Rachel Poole to deliver a baby girl. Poole’s mother, Rebecca Jones, has declined to elaborate on her daughter’s condition, but told the website the baby girl, “is in good health.”

Justin Poole has reportedly returned to El Paso from overseas, and recently posted pictures of himself and the newborn on his Facebook page, writing, "Rachel Poole is fighting to beat this." read more of this here

U.S. soldier serving abroad watches in horror on FaceTime as his pregnant wife is stabbed by an intruder
Soldier Corey Moss, 19, was arrested in Fort Bliss, Texas, in the knife attack on 31-year-old Rachel Poole
Mrs Poole suffered critical injuries just a week before delivering her baby, who is said to be in good condition
Woman recognized her assailant during attack as a man who owed her husband money for car repairs Army Pvt Justin Pele Poole watched the attack on video chat from his posting in southwest Asia Mr Poole wrote on Facebook that his wife had lost an eye in the attack
Daily Mail
PUBLISHED: 12:56 EST, 1 November 2013

A pregnant Texas woman has been stabbed multiple times by an intruder as her horrified soldier husband serving overseas helplessly watched the attack play out in real time on video chat.

Rachel Poole, 31, was talking to her husband, Justin Pele Poole, on FaceTime Wednesday night when a man identified as 19-year-old Corey Moss broke into their El Paso home and lunged at her with a knife.

According to an arrest affidavit obtained by KFOX14, Mrs Poole recognized her assailant as a man who owed her husband money and screamed out his name.

The 31-year-old mother-to-be, who is nine months pregnant, was rushed to University Medical Center in critical condition suffering from multiple stab wounds and fractures to her body and face. Doctors said her unborn baby girl, who is due in a week, was in good condition. The couple plan to name her Isabella.
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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Who killed Staff Sgt. Anton R. Phillips?

Army sees Colorado Springs ties to Afghanistan murder
The Gazeette
By Tom Roeder
October 17, 2013

The Army says someone in Colorado Springs has information that could help solve the 2009 murder of a soldier in Afghanistan.
The Army's Criminal Investigation Command on Thursday announced a $25,000 reward for information in the death of Staff Sgt. Anton R. Phillips.

The Army's Criminal Investigation Command on Thursday announced a $25,000 reward for information in the death of Staff Sgt. Anton R. Phillips, who was assigned to a Germany-based maintenance company. Phillips was found stabbed to death on Dec. 31, 2009 at a base in Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan, a farming area east of Kabul.

"We have reason to believe that someone in the Colorado Springs area knows something about the untimely death of this soldier and we are not giving up, but determined to bring those responsible to justice" said CID spokesman Chris Grey. "We strongly encourage anyone with information to contact us immediately."

The Army won't say why Colorado Springs is being targeted in its investigation, but Phillips was serving at the base alongside soldiers from Fort Carson's 4th Brigade Combat Team.
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Monday, October 7, 2013

Hate crime leaves 20 year old Fort Lewis soldier dead

Fort Lewis soldier fatally stabbed on Lakewood street
Associated Press
By Mike Baker
October 5, 2013

SEATTLE -- A soldier out with his friends was fatally stabbed alongside a Lakewood street early Saturday, and investigators were examining whether the attack was a racially motivated hate crime.

The 20-year-old was walking with two of his friends from Joint Base Lewis-McChord when a car drove by and someone inside shouted a racial comment toward the white soldiers, the Lakewood Police Department said. The soldiers shouted something back, and a group of five black men from the car stopped and surrounded the soldiers, authorities said.

Police said the men in the car began to leave when one of them realized the soldiers were combat veterans, but one of the suspects appeared to bump into the victim as he walked past. As the car left, the soldier fell to the ground, and his friends discovered he had been stabbed.

The soldier died at the scene. Authorities declined to release his name until family members could be notified.
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3 soldiers arrested in fellow soldier's stabbing death
By Chuck Johnston and Jason Hanna
updated 4:13 PM EDT, Mon October 7, 2013

It now appears the stabbing was not racially motivated, police say
The suspects, like the victim, were soldiers assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Friends say they were on the way to celebrate Tevin Geike's pending discharge
Witnesses initially said Geike was attacked after an assailant yelled about soldiers being white

(CNN) -- Three soldiers have been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a fellow soldier who was celebrating his pending departure from the Army -- an attack that police in Washington state now say doesn't appear to be racially motivated.

Jeremiah Hill, 23; Cedarium Johnson, 21; and Ajoni Runnion-Bareford, 21, were arrested on charges of murder in the death Saturday of Army Spc. Tevin Geike, police said Monday.

All four were assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, not far from the Lakewood sidewalk where police say Geike was accosted as he walked with two friends and fellow soldiers early Saturday.

Police initially said they were investigating the death as a possible hate crime after witnesses said a black assailant directed a racial comment toward Geike, who was white, and his white friends shortly before the stabbings.
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Slain soldier’s friend: no reason for killing

A soldier who was present when another soldier was fatally stabbed in Lakewood on Saturday said he doesn’t know why his friend was attacked: “It’s a pity someone had to stoop that low.”

By Jack Broom
Seattle Times staff reporter
October 7, 2013

A soldier who was present when another soldier was fatally stabbed in Lakewood Saturday said he doesn’t know why his friend was attacked — and said there can be no good reason.

“I pity them for whatever forced them to want to kill someone for nothing,” Spc. Brian Johnson said Monday, “It’s a pity someone had to stoop that low.”

The three men jailed in the case, and the victim, Spc. Tevin Geike, 20, of Summerville, S.C, are all soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, according to Lakewood police.

The suspects are expected to make initial appearances in Pierce County Superior Court on Tuesday.
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