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Friday, October 31, 2014

Soldier Accused of Killing His Son and Abusing His Wife to Face Court Martial

Like many criminal cases involving civilians, the facts and circumstances surrounding an incident resulting in a court martial might not always be clear.  Whether is it because officials are still investigating and compiling evidence, or because the government will not release the information, some cases can be shrouded in ambiguity.  An alleged murder at an Army base in Alaska is one of these cases.

Sergeant Nathaniel E. Ulroan, 24, lived on Fort Wainwright in Alaska with his wife and three year old son.  He served as a combat engineer with the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.  Ulroan joined the Army in 2008 and served in Iraq and Afghanistan.  On April 3, 2014, Ulroan’s young son died on the base after being brought to the hospital for injuries.  Other residents of the base were shocked by the death and tried to support the family.  A week later, Ulroan was charged with premeditated murder for the death of his son.  He was also charged with kidnapping, multiple counts of assault consummated by battery and aggravated assault.  

Over time, most likely due to further investigation, the government supplemented Ulroan’s charges to include additional counts of assault, along with kidnapping and rape.  Interestingly, the Army refuses to release information relating to the circumstances leading to these charges.  Ulroan underwent an Article 32 proceeding and will now face a court martial.  While the proceedings were supposed to be held at Fort Wainwright, the venue has now been changed.  They will be held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington for the convenience of the parties.

The court martial attorneys at Elkus, Sisson & Rosenstein are experienced in defending military members that have been accused of crimes.  Contact our Denver and Colorado Springs attorneys by calling (303)567-7981 for a free consultation today. 

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