Fort Carson Soldier Charged With Murder

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

About three weeks after a soldier was found dead in the barracks on Fort Carson, another soldier is under arrest and charged with the crime.

Sgt. Vincinte L. Jackson, of the 576th Engineer Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, is charged with the murder of Spc. Brandy Fonteneaux. Jackson is charged under Article 118, which is premeditated murder.

Fonteneaux's body was found on Jan. 8 in the barracks where she lived.

Charging documents say Fonteneaux died from being choked and stabbed with a knife sometime between Jan. 6 and Jan. 8.

The victim's sister, Nkenge Fonteneaux, describes Brandy as outgoing, good-natured and passionate. She said the young woman had earned a degree in kinesiology at a university in Texas, before joining the Army three years ago.

According to Fonteneaux, "She joined the Army to see the world, to help people in need, and then this happens? This is just a tragedy."

She says Brandy's many nieces and nephews have lost a role model, and the entire family has suffered a great loss.

Sgt. Jackson has been held at the Fort Carson Criminal Justice Center since Jan. 20.


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  • by Flight Location: Colorado Springs on Mar 21, 2012 at 08:00 PM
    I met her sister on my aircraft, it is someone so incredibly beautiful and wonderful I can only imagine the loss this family is coping with. I meet many people going through many different situations every day and this one has touched my heart ! Our prayers and thought are with the family!
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      by Lore Malloy on Apr 18, 2012 at 10:24 AM in reply to Flight
      Hello Flight. I am the sister. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement. These are still trying times for our family (14 weeks and 3 days since she's been gone)but wI have faith in God that Justice will prevail. We had her memorial service on Thursday April 12th. Very nice and well deserved. Please keep us in your prayers and thank you for all of your service on that flight.
  • by China Location: Daily on Mar 19, 2012 at 08:27 AM
    I met her a couple times at Carson and she was always a sweetheart, it's sad to know that anyone is capable of murdering their own kind. I'm a soldier as well and I just want ot know what kind of precautions are being taken to ensure that this doesn't happen again.?
  • by lisa on Jan 29, 2012 at 09:51 PM
    I AM JUST HAPPY THAT THEY FOUND THE MURDER OF THIS SOUL! MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO HER AND HER FAMILY... IT JUST SICKENS ME ON HOW ANOTHER SOLDIER COULD KILL ANOTHER SOLDIER... IDK WHATS GOING ON WITH THIS WORLD BUT ITS SICKNING!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 28, 2012 at 10:37 AM
    My heart and prayers go out to her family! So sad that any one has to die to violence!
  • by Obviously. on Jan 28, 2012 at 10:34 AM
    Wow, who would have ever thought that a soldier would resort to killing?
  • by @KKTV on Jan 28, 2012 at 08:33 AM
    Ft Carson does not have a Criminal Justice Center. He's being held at the El Paso County CJC.
  • by a family member on Jan 27, 2012 at 06:22 PM
    I am so glad that they have confirmed and charged the person responsible for my sisters death.....and cant believe it was at the hands of one of her so called leaders, smdh not in combat but on American soil were she was suppose to be safe, now all of you that didnt want to believe it was a soldier, what do you have to say now???
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      by Kim on Jan 27, 2012 at 07:17 PM in reply to a family member
      It's so sad that a person who is serving their country cannot even be safe on post. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless and I'm so sorry for your loss.
  • by kasey. Location: colo spgs on Jan 27, 2012 at 04:56 PM
    My thoughts and meditation is focused on the friends and family of this young lady, I have 4 children of my own; anything happened to my kids, there would be hell to pay---eye for an eye. U all stay stay strong (easier said than done sometimes, I know. Karma will not be so nice to him :)
  • by Family member Location: USA on Jan 27, 2012 at 03:48 PM
    THANK God they finally released his name! Hang in there Brandy! We will NEVER stop fighting for you! we have picked up where you left off lil sis and we WILL NOT QUIT!! Love you always!
  • by Robyn Location: Colorado springs on Jan 27, 2012 at 02:54 PM
    My prayers go out to victim and her family. I would like to say to some of you posting the same thing I say to my children "if you wont say it to their face, don't type it". It's really easy to say rude, mean and hurtful things when your nameless and faceless.
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