Who Murdered Staff Sgt. Amy C. Tirador While On An American Base In A Secure Location?

Amy TiradorWho Murdered Staff Sgt. Amy C. Tirador While On An American Base In A Secure Location?

This Is An Open Investigation That Has Gotten No Major Publicity And Your Help Is Needed

The day before Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan went on a rampage at Ft. Hood and allegedly shot 43 military personnel, wounding 31 and killing 12, there was another “shooting” at an American military base in Iraq which has been treated far differently by the military: the “execution-style” murder of Staff Sgt. Amy C. Tirador, 29, of Albany, N.Y. at the U.S. military base near Kirkush.

On November 6, 2009 the Department of Defense issued a press release on the death of Staff Sgt. Amy C. Tirador, 29, of Albany, N.Y., who, according to the DOD, “died Nov. 4 in Kirkush, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a “non-combat related incident”: Staff Sgt. Amy C. Tirador, 29, of Albany, N.Y., died Nov. 4 in Kirkush, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. She was assigned to the 209th Military Intelligence Company, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation. For more information media may contact the Fort Lewis public affairs office at (253)-967-0152, (253)-967-0147.

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Retired Marine & Police Officer Deon Cartmell Murdered Wife Shari Barbour in Nashville, Tennessee (2010)

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Shari Barbour Cartmell

Shari Barbour Cartmell was found dead in her home in Nashville, Tennessee on March 16, 2010. Her husband, Deon Cartmell, a retired Marine and police officer with the Nashville Police Department, claimed she committed suicide. According to Shari’s family and friends, they had witnessed an escalating series of domestic violence incidences over the course of their three year marriage. Deon and Shari were married in secret in 2007. Deon was described as obsessive and had angry outbursts. He was mostly upset about Shari’s spending habits. Deon attempted to isolate Shari from her family and treated her like a possession. Eventually, Shari learned that he was flirting with other women too. Police suspect that the night she died she told him she was going to leave him after learning about his “extracurricular activities” and he killed her. According to the police who responded to the scene, Leon was in a “disassociative” state when they arrived and appeared to be concerned about himself. On May 28, 2010, after a thorough investigation was completed, Deon Cartmell was charged with second degree murder. The investigation revealed that the forensic evidence at the scene did not match Deon’s version of events. In 2011, he was found guilty of second degree murder and sentenced to 18 years in prison.

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A handsome marine lands the girl of his dreams. But the perils of their long distance love push these newlyweds to the edge. When Shari and Deon’s romance misfires in a tragic accident – the collateral damage is deadly. -Discovery ID

SSG Lakeshia Bailey, US Army, Died of Injuries Sustained in a Vehicle Roll-Over North of Al Kut, Iraq (2010)

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SSG Lakeshia Bailey, US Army

SSG Lakeshia Bailey, US Army, died of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over on March 8, 2010 north of Al Kut, Iraq. She was one of two soldiers who lost their lives in the vehicle accident; Army Sgt. Aaron Arthur was also listed as a casualty. They were both supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom on behalf of the 203rd Brigade Support Battalion, attached to the 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Benning in Georgia.

“She always wanted to go into the military because my husband was in the military,” said her mother, Phyllis Bailey. “He was in for 24 years and retired so she wanted to follow dad. She was a military brat.” ~Ledger-Enquirer

Related Links:
DOD Identifies Army Casualties
Army Sgt. Lakeshia M. Bailey
Spc. Lakeshia M. Bailey, Sgt. Aaron M. Arthur died during non-combat related accident
IGTNT: Two Soldiers from Fort Benning

Sgt. Aaron Arthur, US Army, Died of Injuries Sustained in a Vehicle Roll-Over North of Al Kut, Iraq (2010)

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Sgt. Aaron Arthur, US Army

Sgt. Aaron Arthur, US Army, died of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over on March 8th, 2010 north of Al Kut, Iraq. He was one of two soldiers who lost their lives in the vehicle accident; Army SSG Lakeshia Bailey was also listed as a casualty. They were both supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom on behalf of the 203rd Brigade Support Battalion, attached to the 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Benning in Georgia.

Related Links:
DOD Identifies Army Casualties
Army Sgt. Aaron M. Arthur
Spc. Lakeshia M. Bailey, Sgt. Aaron M. Arthur died during non-combat related accident
Army Sgt. Aaron M. Arthur honored in dignified transfer March 10
IGTNT: Two Soldiers from Fort Benning