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Sgt. Brent Burke sentenced to Life in Prison by Military Panel


Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A military panel sentenced Sgt. Brent Burke to life in prison without the possibility of parole here today, concluding the U.S. v. Sgt. Brent Burke general court martial. After two and a half hours of deliberation, the panel returned a finding of guilty on all charges.

The military had charged Burke with two specifications of premeditated murder; one specification of breaking and entering; three specifications of child endangerment; and one specification of obstructing justice/impeding an investigation.

Burke had been held at a civilian confinement facility, charged with the 2007 Rineyville, KY murders of his estranged wife, Tracy Burke, and her former mother-in-law Karen Comer, and faced a general court-martial, which is the most serious level of military courts.




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