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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Fort Bliss soldier acquitted in deaths of two others

Bliss soldier acquitted in slayings of 2 pvts.
The Associated Press
Posted : Friday Feb 22, 2013

EL PASO, Texas — A West Texas jury has acquitted a Fort Bliss soldier charged with murder in the shooting deaths of two fellow soldiers during an argument outside a bar.

Jurors in El Paso on Thursday acquitted Spc. Tyrone Head. The defense said Head fired into the air during the January 2012 incident and did not shoot anyone.

Prosecutors say Head was charged with murder because his actions served as a threat that led to the deaths of the two privates. The victims were Preston Brown and Damien Bailey.
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