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Two soldiers indicted in slaying of another soldier at Fort Stewart

Two soldiers indicted in slaying of another soldier at Fort Stewart

Two former soldiers have been indicted in U.S. District Court alleging a murder conspiracy after another soldier was found dead in his barracks room in June 2020. In a newly unsealed federal indictment, 28-year-old Byron Booker, of Ludowici, and 21-year-old Jordan Brown, of St. Marys, are charged in the death of Specialist Austin J. Hawke, 24, at Fort Stewart Military Reservation, said David H. Estes, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. The 21-page indictment alleges that Booker and Brown conspired against Hawk in retaliation for Hawk reporting Booker to U.S. Army leadership for “poor leadership, poor military performance, and…
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