Monday, March 26, 2012

Stepmother of Slain Female Soldier Asks Court to Show Leniency

Posted on Mar 25, 2012
Images courtesy friends of Morganne McBeth
Army paramedic Morganne McBeth died under suspicious circumstances in Iraq in 2010.
By John Lasker

Spc. Nicholas Bailey, the second and final suspect charged in the 2010 stabbing death of Army paramedic Morganne McBeth, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter March 9 and later that day was sentenced to nine months in military prison and given a bad-conduct discharge.

Bailey, in a court-martial proceeding at Fort Bragg, N.C., admitted his guilt “as part of a plea deal,” a website of News 14 Carolina reported. He had faced a more severe charge of negligent homicide.

McBeth, a popular 19-year-old from Virginia, was in a tent on a military base in Iraq with Bailey and Spc. Tyler Cain when she was stabbed near the heart.
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