Ft. Benning soldier blames slaying on voodoo

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 8:12 AM
Last updated 7:10 PM
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Authorities say a suspect in the slaying of a Fort Benning soldier told them he committed the crime while under the influence of voodoo.

Russell County sheriff’s Sgt. Grover Goodrich testified at a court hearing that Michael “Money Mike” Tucker gave a written statement saying voodoo and voices in his head led him to kill Sgt. 1st Class Donald LaShon Wilson in April.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that the soldier was slain in Russell County in Alabama, just across the state line from the Georgia base.

Prosecutors accuse Tucker of being part of a plot to kill the soldier so his wife Gloria Denise Wilson could collect about $450,000 in military death compensation. Authorities also charged Travis Leonard, who they say was having an affair with Wilson’s wife.

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my.voice
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my.voice 08/28/13 - 07:28 am
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Is voodoo the new term for

Is voodoo the new term for anger? Or is it a new line of vodka?

southern2
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southern2 08/28/13 - 08:01 am
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Maybe he didn't ask the

Maybe he didn't ask the cursed, Key West, "Robert" doll politely for permission to take a photo of him and can use the defense "Robert did it!"

ragingbull
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ragingbull 08/28/13 - 08:30 am
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That has got to be a brand

That has got to be a brand new defense tactic,

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 08/28/13 - 09:09 am
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These excuses
Unpublished

are allowed because the courts accept them at face value.

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 08/28/13 - 09:15 am
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Then Let Voodoo

Then let voodoo provide you a dirt nap. Along with the whole sordid group.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 08/28/13 - 06:27 pm
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Yeh right. It was caused by

Yeh right. It was caused by the voodoo...what a bunch of doodoo.

Was the wife charged with anything?

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