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Soldier Accused of Forming Militia Now Charged with Killing His Pregnant Wife

Soldier Accused of Forming Militia Now Charged with Killing His Pregnant Wife

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A 3rd Infantry Division Soldier was officially charged today in the deaths of his wife and unborn child. Private Isaac Aguigui was charged with one -murder in connection with they 2011 death of his wife, Sgt. Deirdre Aguigui, and a second count of murder in connection with the death of his unborn child.

Aguigui's name made national headlines last year when he and three other active duty soldiers at Fort Stewart were named as being part of a militia plot to overthrow the government. The four had been arrested in December of 2011 in connection with the deaths of two teenagers in Long County, 17 year Tiffany York and her boyfriend, 19 year old Michael Roark. Roark had just been released from the Army and the reported motive for the killings was fear that the militia plot would be exposed.

The state of Georgia has alleged that Aguigui used life insurance money obtained after his wife's death to fund the militia effort to buy guns and land. The state says the group FEAR planned to blow up the fountain at Forsyth Park in Savannah, poison apple crops in Washington and kill the president.

A press release from Fort Stewart says " Pvt. Aguigui remains innocent until proven guilty in a trial by court-martial."

Meanwhile, Augigui does remain in the custody of the state and is facing the death penalty in connection with the Long County murders.

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