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Five indicted for double homicide

Four soldiers, one’s spouse accused of Long Co. crime

POSTED: June 7, 2012 7:43 p.m.

Five people, including four former Fort Stewart soldiers, were indicted Thursday in Long County Superior Court for the alleged murders of Michael Roark and Tiffany York.

Isaac Aguigui, Anthony Peden, Michael Burnett, Christopher Salmon and Heather Salmon were indicted by a Long County grand jury for two counts of malice murder, two counts of felony murder, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and two counts of aggravated assault, according to Long County Superior Court Clerk of Court Frank Middleton. Christopher Salmon and his wife, Heather Salmon also were indicted for making a false statement.

District Attorney Tom Durden, who took the case to the grand jury, said the male defendants had been arrested earlier and charged with crimes related to the murders by both the GBI and U.S. Army. Heather Salmon, however, had not been mentioned before.

“Since the initial discovery of the bodies in Long County, representatives of the federal and state government exhaustively handled the investigation and criminal proceedings in a multi-agency cooperative effort,” Durden said.

The teenagers were found dead from gunshot wounds on Dec. 5, 2011, by two fishermen in Long County. The four former soldiers were arrested on Dec. 12 and are awaiting a trial date to be set.


 

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