Fort Carson Soldier Sentenced In Slaying

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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One of three soldiers accused in the slaying of a fellow Fort Carson soldier has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Twenty-four-year-old Kenneth Eastridge stood up in court Monday and apologized to the family of Kevin Shields, who was shot and killed Dec. 1.

Eastridge pleaded guilty July 11 to accessory to murder in Shields' death and agreed to testify against co-defendant Louis Bressler, the alleged triggerman.

Jury selection in Bressler's trial began Monday.

Another defendant, Bruce Bastien Jr., was sentenced in September to 60 years in prison. He pleaded guilty to accessory to murder in Shields' death and conspiracy to commit murder in the August 2007 death of another soldier, Robert James.

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