Youth Records Could Be Released of Ex-Ft. Carson Soldier Charged In Murder

By: KKTV, Associated Press
By: KKTV, Associated Press

A judge in Louisville has taken the unusual step of unsealing the juvenile record of a man accused of murder as an adult.

Kenneth Eastridge, who was a former Fort Carson soldier, is charged in the murder of fellow Fort Carson soldier, Spc. Kevin Shields, Dec. 1 in Colorado.

The Courier-Journal newspaper in Louisville filed a motion, asking Jefferson District Judge Angela McCormick Bisig to open Eastridge's juvenile file. The motion was granted Monday, but Eastridge's attorney has filed an appeal. Until that appeal is looked at by a judge, the juvenile records remain sealed.

Eastridge was convicted at age 12 of reckless homicide in the Louisville shooting death of another 12-year-old boy, Billy Bowman.

Two other former Ft. Carson soldiers, Louis Bressler and Bruce Bastien are also charged in the Shield's death.

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  • by Mike Location: Fort Carson on Jun 4, 2008 at 07:09 AM
    You just love to make sure that you mention that a criminal was associated with the military. When was the last time we read that a ormer McDonalds employee was charged with anything. It's called "Yellow Journalism".
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