RINEYVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Authorities have searched two central Kentucky lakes for evidence days before a Fort Campbell soldier accused of a double slaying is scheduled to face a second Article 32 hearing.
The Army charged Sgt. Brent Burke with two counts of murder after civilian authorities in Hardin County dismissed charges against him due to four mistrials.
He has denied killing his estranged wife, Tracy Burke, and another woman at a home in Rineyville.
The charges were referred to a general court martial after the first Article 32, but Fort Campbell spokesman Rick Rzepka said a defense motion for another hearing was granted. It is set for Friday.
Meanwhile, Kentucky State Police told The News-Enterprise that Fort Campbell officials and Louisville police searched the lakes this week for evidence in the case.
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