An Army captain in Texas has been charged with murder in the death of another Army captain with whom she’d been having a romantic affair. The woman was one of two people charged in the death of the victim. The deceased died at around 6 in the morning on Oct. 11 after the car he was driving in was rammed into by the Jeep that the other captain was riding in with her alleged co-conspirator. The car flipped a few times before it burst into flames. Shortly before the crash, the victim was able to call the police and say that he was going to be killed.
The driver of the Jeep was arrested on Wednesday and charged with the victim’s murder. She had been a passenger in the Jeep. The captain’s bond has been set at $500,000 while the driver’s bond has been set at $1 million. The two reportedly met at a local bar on Oct. 11 before heading over to a strip club where they saw the victim.
Media reports say that when the victim left the strip club, the captain and her associate followed him to his apartment building where he was subsequently attacked by unknown assailants. The accused captain mentions that she tried to break up the fight, allowing the victim to escape the scene in his Audi. The captain and her associate allegedly chased after him and rammed into his car. The driver of the Jeep is said to have jumped out and ran away, and the captain was found at the scene when local authorities arrived. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Texas residents with criminal law cases may benefit by working with attorneys who have experience in this area. An attorney may be able to help their client evaluate the strength of the prosecution’s evidence and determine whether to fight the charges or negotiate a plea deal.