The Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier accused of killing two of her comrades, trying to burn their bodies with acid and kidnapping their baby will face the death penalty at her court-martial.
Spc. Ivette Davila of Bakersfield, Calif., faces two specifications of premeditated murder for the March 2, 2008, slayings of Staff Sgt. Timothy Miller and Sgt. Randi Miller in the married couple’s Parkland home.
Davila also faces charges of burglary, kidnapping and obstruction of justice, Lewis-McChord announced Monday. No trial date has been set.
It will be the first capital case at Fort Lewis in recent memory, if ever.
Spc. Jamaal A. Lewis originally faced capital punishment for killing two people outside a Lakewood tavern on Labor Day 2005, but then-post commander Lt. Gen. James M. Dubik changed his mind about potential execution. Lewis was later sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.
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