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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:32 AM
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Wash. Soldier in Homicide-Suicide Deployed Twice
Source: Associated Press

Wash. Soldier in Homicide-Suicide Deployed Twice
Wash. soldier dead in homicide-suicide had deployed to Iraq twice; wife shot, son asphyxiated
By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press
SEATTLE April 6, 2011 (AP)

A Washington state man suspected of shooting and killing his wife and himself during a police chase was a combat medic who had twice deployed to Iraq, the Army said Wednesday.

Sgt. David Franklyn Stewart, 38, deployed with the 82nd Airborne Division for three months in 2007 and for about a year from late 2008 to late 2009.

Stewart shot and killed himself Tuesday following a high-speed car chase on Interstate 5 near Olympia. His wife, Kristy Sampels, was found mortally injured in the car from a gunshot wound and died at the scene, said Thurston County Coroner Gary Warnock, who ruled her death a homicide Wednesday. A day earlier, the Washington State Patrol had said in a statement that the woman appeared to be deceased as troopers secured the car following the chase.

Deputies on Tuesday found the couple's 5-year-old son, Jordan Stewart, asphyxiated with a plastic bag at their home in Spanaway. He had been dead for at least 24 hours, and his body showed bruises that were possibly from past abuse, Pierce County sheriff's detective Ed Troyer said. However, investigators uncovered no prior reports of abuse involving the boy.



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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:39 AM
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1. Yeah, 'cause that's just shocking and totally unexpected.
Some day I'm going to post my own horror story here, and it's double... me and my little brother.
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libmom74 Donating Member (577 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:45 AM
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2. So sad!
Why aren't these soldiers getting help for PTSD?
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:08 AM
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3. And now we have this:
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:31 AM
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4. More war! More war! ( But not on nightly news. That's so pre-Shock and Awe.
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 09:32 AM by No Elephants
We like our wars under the radar now. Way under.)

Reinstate the war tax and the draft.
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