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DA to seek death penalty on 3 soldiers

Victim's relative apparently rushes at suspects in court

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POSTED: August 30, 2012 11:54 a.m.

LUDOWICI — The stepfather of Tiffany York rushed the defense table, apparently to get at a soldier accused of shooting the Midway teen, in court here this morning.

During the arraignments for three soldiers accused of killing York and former soldier Michael York, District Attorney Tom Durden announced in that he will seek the death penalty for Pvt. Isaac Aguigui, Sgt. Anthony Peden and Pvt. Christopher Salmon.

The three Fort Stewart soldiers were arraigned Thursday on charges of malice murder, felony murder and criminal gang activity in the Dec. 4 slayings of Roark, 19, and his girlfriend, York, 17.

As Peden was on the stand during his hearing, Wes Thomas reportedly tried to rush the defense table, and at least four deputies and officers wrestled him to the floor and handcuffed him.

In earlier testimony Peden was alleged to have shot Thomas' stepdaughter.

 

 

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