Ga. soldier faces trial in death of pregnant wife - Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5

Ga. soldier faces trial in death of pregnant wife

Posted: Updated:

By RUSS BYNUM
Associated Press

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - An Army soldier already serving a life sentence for two slayings is scheduled to face a court-martial on charges he also killed his pregnant wife at Fort Stewart in southeast Georgia.

Pvt. Isaac Aguigui of Cashmere, Wash., faces another life sentence if a military judge convicts him of murder in the July 2011 death of his wife, Sgt. Deirdre Aguigui.

The military's autopsy failed to pinpoint what killed her. A Georgia state medical examiner who took a second look concluded she was suffocated or choked to death.

Aguigui received $500,000 in benefit payments after his wife died. Civilian prosecutors say he used that money to fund an anti-government militia group. Aguigui pleaded guilty last July to ordering the slayings of a former soldier and his girlfriend to protect the group.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

1551 Briarcliff Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Main Number: (404) 875-5555
News Tips: (404) 898-0100

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices