Air Force Academy staff sergeant facing charges, including attempted murder

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U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. (KKTV) - A court-martial is scheduled for an Air Force Academy sergeant facing multiple charges, including attempted murder.

The Academy sent out few details on the court-martial slated for Dec. 16. Staff Sgt. Mariano L. Jackson, with the 10th Surgical Operations Squadron, is facing charges of attempted murder, assault and failing to register firearms in his on-base home.

"It must be emphasized that charges are accusations and the accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty," The Academy wrote in a release to the public.

Several of the charges stem from a single incident on April 24, according to 11 News partner The Gazette. Prosecutors claim Jackson confronted his partner with a firearm, grabbed the alleged victim and choked her before covering her mouth and nose with his hands, court papers say.