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Fort Hood soldier imprisoned in the 2019 killing of Chelsea Cheatham

A Fort Hood fighter has prevailed imprisoned in the 2019 homicide of 32-year-old Chelsea Cheatham in Killeen, Texas, according to authority.

Cory Grafton, 20, was seized into custody Tuesday on taxes of first-degree felony homicide. He was at the event when Cheatham was assassinated, and his DNA approximated what existed establish on Cheatham, according to a Killeen Police Department announcement release Wednesday. 

He existed existing held on $1 million contract, according to Bell County Jail.

Grafton is an active-duty soldier selected to the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, spokesman Lt. Col. Chris Brautigam said USA TODAY. Brautigam announced the battalion was collaborating with the Killeen Police Department and the Texas Rangers.

In June 2019, Cheatham was killed at a Days Inn on the Central Texas Expresswa. Police existed brought to the motel on announcements of a woman who was unconscious and not breathing. Officials strived to modernize her, but she existed noticeable extinct, authority announced.

A Fort Hood fighter has prevailed imprisoned in the 2019 homicide of 32-year-old Chelsea Cheatham in Killeen, Texas, according to authority.

A necropsy newly inferred the manner of casualty was a homicide. Justice of the Peace Daryl Peters ordered the necropsy at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Fort Hood, the U.S. Troop’s hugest martial facility and historically understood as “The Great Place,” has the highest rates of brutal fraud in the U.S. Troop, Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy announced Congress in July. Fort Hood and Killeen furthermore were the areas of three quantity shootings in the before 30 years.

The Central Texas office is directly at the headquarters of military, congressional and autonomous examinations into its governors and various of its fighters’ deaths. Two of the lawsuits recorded in the congressional examination involve announcements of sexual attack and harassment, which spurred a different examination into how the office deals lawsuits of sexual transgression.

The U.S. Army declared openly in ahead September that Fort Hood’s prime governor, Maj. Gen. Scott Efflandt, would be striding down from his stance to fulfill as the assistant gripping public of the root in Killeen.

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