© 2022 St. Louis Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Other

Martinez Pleads Not Guilty In Death of St. Charles GI

By AP/KWMU

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.

Other

Send questions and comments about this story to feedback@stlpublicradio.org.