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Men Accused Of Killing Ft. Campbell Soldier Found Guilty

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22-year-old Specialist Taylor Hotzoglou was killed after giving two teenagers a ride. 22-year-old Specialist Taylor Hotzoglou was killed after giving two teenagers a ride.
(Image courtesy Clarksville Police Department/FILE) (Image courtesy Clarksville Police Department/FILE)

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Two men accused of killing a Fort Campbell soldier have been found guilty.

Giovanne Treymane Johnson, 19, and Rakeem Rashan Jones, 18, were convicted of second degree murder and especially aggravated robbery in the death of 22-year-old Specialist Taylor Hotzoglou.

The soldier was shot multiple times on April 28, 2012 in Clarksville, after giving the two teenagers a ride.

The original call out to police was a possible crash with injuries. Just after midnight, a passerby stopped and called police after finding a car that looked like it had run off the side of Victory Road. The passerby called police after he said he could not wake up the man inside the car.

When officers arrived to the scene, they found that Hotzoglou had been shot.

Hotzoglou had recently returned from Afghanistan. His wife said she could not believe he was killed by the people he was serving while overseas. The Army said he was assigned to D Company, 2-506th, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

"He spent 12 months dodging bullets and to come home and get killed over something aimless it's just not fair," said Kerri Hotzoglou.

Both men were expected to be sentenced November 26.

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