U.S. soldier charged in killing
Fort Carson, Colo. — A Fort Carson soldier has been charged with murder in the shooting death of another soldier while they were deployed to Jordan in May.
The Army said Tuesday that Spc. Jeffery T. Page of Perrysburg, Ohio, is accused in the death of Spc. Adrian M. Perkins of Pine Valley, California.
Charging documents say Perkins was shot with an M4 rifle.
A hearing is scheduled at the Colorado post Wednesday to determine whether there’s enough evidence for a court-martial.
Page and his attorneys didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment through Fort Carson officials.
If convicted of murder, he could face life in prison without parole. Page is also charged with manslaughter and negligent homicide.
He’s assigned to the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team at Fort Carson, outside Colorado Springs.
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