Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dallas Morning News-Fort Hood, TX; 14 Soldier Suicides In 9 Months

Fort Hood, Texas:
(Story reported by the Associated Press)

Fort Hood officials are investigating a rash of suicides in recent days, including the apparent murder-suicide of a soldier and his wife.

The incidents come as the Army post in central Texas reports 14 confirmed soldier suicides so far this year — matching the record number of Fort Hood soldier suicides in 2008. Six more deaths of Fort Hood soldiers this year are suspected to be suicides.

On Sunday, 31-year-old Sgt. Michael Timothy Franklin and his wife, Jessie Ann Franklin, were found shot to death in their Fort Hood home. Army officials are investigating the deaths as a murder-suicide.

(Click here to read the full story on the Dallas Morning News website.)

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