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3 soldiers charged in killing of Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier
3 soldiers charged in killing of Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier

Three soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord were charged Tuesday in the stabbing death of another soldier from the base in Washington state. Authorities had initially investigated the slaying as a hate crime, but later decided race was not a motivating factor.  Jeremiah Hill, 23, was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Tevin Geike, 20. Two of Hill's friends, Cedarium Johnson, 21, and Ajoni Runnion-Bareford, 21, were charged with rendering criminal assistance. All have pleaded not guilty.  "This was a senseless and sad murder where a soldier killed a fellow soldier for no reason," Pierce County prosecutor Mark Lindquist said in a statement....

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