Teen accused of killing Fort Carson soldier David Dunlap, wife, wants trial in juvenile court
Last Updated: 72 days ago
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A burglar alarm is what alerted a Fort Carson soldier that a burglar might be in his house.
A burglar accused of shooting and killing the soldier and his pregnant wife.
The new details were heard in court this week at a hearing for burglary and murder suspect, Macyo January.
January, who was 17 at the time of the crime, is charged as an adult. However, January's attorneys are asking a judge to transfer the case to juvenile court, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette.
In court Tuesday, police said January was ransacking Army Staff Sgt. David Dunlap's home. He allegedly tripped the home's burglar alarm at 11:10 a.m.
KRDO-TV reported that Dunlap texted his pregnant wife, Whitney Butler, at 11:35 a.m. that he was going home to check on the alarm.
He was shot and killed. Minutes later, Butler arrived home and was also shot and killed.
The Gazette reported that January is also charged with a series of other unsolved burglaries in Colorado Springs, including one case in which an elderly woman was beaten and robbed in 2012 -- then beaten and robbed again weeks later.
Dunlap served in the army for nearly 10 years. He arrived at Fort Carson two months before his death. He was suppose to be part of a new combat aviation brigade.
Dunlap had earned several medals, ribbons and badges including the Iraqi Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal.
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