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2 soldiers dead in Ga. domestic dispute

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 7:01 AM
Last updated 7:22 PM
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VIDALIA, Ga. -- A current Third Infantry Division soldier and a former soldier were killed in what civilian law enforcement investigators are calling a domestic dispute over the weekend.

Dead are Spc. Samuel Tellu and Miranda Nichols. Nichols was found dead with a gunshot outside of her mother’s home in Vidalia Saturday, said Kevin Larson, Fort Stewart spokesman.

Tellu was also found dead with a gunshot inside his vehicle in nearby Montgomery County on Sunday.

Tellu was assigned to the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd ID, as a petroleum specialist. He had one deployment, fall 2009 to fall 2010, to Afghanistan.

Nichols served in the 3rd ID and the Georgia National Guard.

The incident remains under investigation; agents from the U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Command are assisting.

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