FORT CARSON, Colo. - Prosecutors say an Army sergeant told an acquaintance he felt homicidal and suicidal the night before another soldier was found stabbed and choked to death in her barracks at a Colorado Army post.
The allegation was made Monday on the first day of a court martial for Sgt. Vincinte Jackson. He's charged with murder and premeditated murder in the death of Spc. Brandy Fonteneaux of Houston.She was found dead at Fort Carson on Jan. 8.
The Colorado Springs Gazette reports Jackson's lawyer read from a suicide note Jackson wrote after Fonteneaux's death. In the note, Jackson said he had no intention of killing Fonteneaux and apologizes.
He wrote that an antidepressant medication and alcohol "made me go deeper and deeper into a hole."
The court-martial continues Tuesday.