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Martinez Pleads Not Guilty In Death of St. Charles GI


Ft. Benning, GA – The decision means the case against Alberto Martinez can proceed to a grand jury.

Martinez is accused of killing 24-year-old Specialist Richard
Thomas Davis of St. Charles, Missouri. Martinez remains held without bail.

Three other soldiers are charged with concealing the death.

Police say the group went to a topless bar in Georgia to celebrate their homecoming from Iraq in mid-July. Davis apparently insulted one of the dancers and got them kicked out of the bar, prompting a fight. Police say Martinez stabbed Davis.

Army investigators discovered Davis' body in a wooded area on Nov. 7.


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