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  1. #1
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    Mar 2009

    WA - Spc. Tevin Geike, 20, stabbed to death, Lakewood, 5 Oct 2013

    A white U.S. soldier who friends say was celebrating his pending departure from the Army was fatally stabbed by at least one black assailant over the weekend in a racially charged confrontation, police in Washington state said.

    Spc. Tevin A. Geike, 20, of Summerville, South Carolina, died after being stabbed early Saturday in Lakewood, not far from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where he was based, according to base officials.

    Police are trying to determine who killed Geike, who they said was walking with two other soldiers in Lakewood after 2 a.m. Saturday when someone in a passing car yelled a comment about the three being white.

    Last edited by Salem; 10-07-2013 at 12:41 PM.

  2. #2
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    Mar 2011
    Three arrested in fatal stabbing of soldier in Lakewood were also servicemen

    Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/1...#storylink=cpy

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  3. #3
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    Aug 2003
    Left Coast USA
    More recent reports indicate that the police do not think it was racially motivated.


    "(Reuters) - Race was no longer considered a motivating factor in the weekend stabbing death of a white U.S. Army serviceman in Washington state, police said on Monday as they announced the arrest of three fellow soldiers connected with the incident."

  4. #4
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    Jan 2012
    No matter the cause, this was an awful crime.
    RIP Tevin. My sympathies to your loved ones.

  5. #5
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    Aug 2003
    San Diego
    Spc. Tevin Geike murder: Suspects due in court

    A key piece of evidence was found Monday when searchers located the knife in a wooded area of Tillicum, about 3 miles from Lakewood where the soldier was killed. Both communities are near Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
    Three soldiers arrested for investigation of murder where scheduled to make their first court appearance Tuesday in Pierce County Superior Court.

    Read more: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/10...#ixzz2hF4PZy3c

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    I an the same way but the referenced post just hit me like a hammer and I had to respond. I am sort of past worrying about my popularity on here.
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  8. #8
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    Apr 2013

    Army Spc. Ajoni Runnion-Bareford, 22, of Islesboro, who was based at Fort Lewis, Washington, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Pierce County Superior Court in Tacoma, Washington, to a charge of rendering criminal assistance in the first degree...

    Runnion-Bareford was driving a car carrying four other soldiers who got into an argument with three men walking along a street around 2:40 a.m. after a night out in the nearby city of Lakewood... Hill told the others as he got in the car that he “cut” the victim, and they drove away. As they went south on Interstate 5, Runnion-Bareford took the knife from Hill and threw it into brush along the highway...

    Hill, who joined the Army last year and is from Chicago, is charged with murder in the second degree and remains in custody on bail pending his scheduled trial Dec. 1. Another man who is charged with rendering assistance in connection with the murder, Cadarium Johnson of Texas, was freed after his arrest and is also scheduled to stand trial Dec. 1.

  9. #9
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    Apr 2013

    Private Jeremiah DeShaun Hill, 24, an infantryman assigned to 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division was formally charged with premeditated murder, murder and manslaughter in accordance with the Uniform Code of Military Justice...

    An agreement was made between the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office and the 7th ID earlier this month to transfer the case from civilian to military jurisdiction. All case files and physical evidence have been handed over as part of this agreement and will be included in the military’s processing of this case.

    Hill was physically transferred from the Pierce County Jail to the Joint Base Lewis-McChord regional confinement facility on Dec. 19 and remains there pending trial.

    One accomplice, Spc. Ajoni Runion Bareford, in August pleaded guilty to providing criminal assistance to Hill. He has since been released from jail and is awaiting a discharge from the Army at JBLM, said 7th Infantry Division spokesman Lt. Col. William Coppernoll.

    Pierce County also has transferred its prosecution of the other alleged accomplice, Pfc. Cedarium Johnson, to the Army. Johnson is serving in the 7th Infantry Division, and the Army has not filed new criminal charges against him...

    Moving Hill’s case to the Army’s control could help Geike’s family make use of victims’ resources for military families, said John Sheeran, a deputy prosecutor with Pierce County. That could include providing reimbursement for travel expenses. Geike’s relatives mostly live in Kansas and South Carolina.

  10. #10
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    Apr 2013

    A 24-year-old Washington-based soldier accused of fatally stabbing a fellow soldier after a verbal confrontation in 2013 appeared in military court Friday.

    Pvt. Jeremiah Hill was at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for his first preliminary hearing in a court-martial that could send him to prison for life.

  11. #11
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    Apr 2013

    A Joint Base Lewis-McChord Stryker infantryman who allegedly stabbed another soldier to death on a Lakewood street in October 2013 will face a military court-martial in April, the Army announced Monday.

    Pvt. Jeremiah Hill, 24, faces life in prison if he’s convicted of premeditated murder in the death of Spc. Tevin Geike...

    JBLM 7th Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Terry Ferrell reviewed the case and decided the evidence was sufficient to proceed with a full court-martial. Hill also faces charges of manslaughter and a secondary murder offense.

  12. #12
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    Apr 2013

    An Army jury Wednesday convicted a Joint Base Lewis-McChord infantryman of murder without premeditation in the slaying of a fellow soldier on a Lakewood street. He was then sentenced to 45 years in prison but will be eligible for parole in less than nine years, with credit for time served.

    Pvt. Jeremiah Hill, 24, was spared from the mandatory life sentence he would have received if he'd been found guilty of the premeditated murder of Spc. Tevin Geike, 20.

    Pvt. Cedarium Johnson was convicted of trying to obstruct the Army investigation and sentenced to up to nine months in confinement. He testified against Hill as part of a plea deal that capped his sentence.

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