Fort Riley soldier sentenced to life for murder

(KSN File Photo)
(KSN File Photo)

MANHATTAN, Kansas (AP) – A Fort Riley private has been convicted in the stabbing death of another soldier and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

A court martial panel at Fort Riley sentenced Pvt. John Hughes Tuesday for the death of 21-year-old Pvt. Thomas Lavrey, of West Seneca, N.Y.

Lavrey was found unresponsive in his barracks room at the fort in May 2012. Hughes also will be dishonorably discharged, will forfeit all pay and allowances, and have his rank reduced.

Hughes was convicted of murder, resisting arrest, false official statements, larceny, wrongful appropriation and going AWOL.

KMAN reports that authorities said Hughes stabbed Lavrey in the back of the neck, stole a military vehicle and resisted arrest.

Hughes will be confined in the U. S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth.

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