New charges in Fort Bragg soldier stabbing death

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) -- A Fort Bragg soldier accused of killing a fellow paratrooper last year in Iraq now faces additional charges of negligent homicide and obstructing justice.

The Fayetteville Observer reports that Spc. Nicholas D. Bailey of Pflugerville, Texas, was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter, conspiring to obstruct justice and giving false statements.

Nineteen-year-old Spc. Morganne McBeth of Fredericksburg, Va., was stabbed in a tent on an air base on July 2.

Spc Tyler Cain is also charged.

All three soldiers were members of the 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

The two men told investigators the stabbing was accidental.

Bailey's court-martial will take place between May 31 and June 6.
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Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com

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