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Murder suspect faces court-martial

"A Whidbey Island Naval Air Station petty officer charged with killing his wife last September will face a general court-martial, a Navy court has ruled.Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Paul Green, who was assigned to NAS Whidey's Naval Hospital, will face the court-martial charges after a two-week hearing in a closed courtroom at Naval Station Bremerton found enough evidence to move to the next phase of the case.Results from (the) Article 32 Hearing, United States versus Green, provided sufficient evidence to convene a General Courts-Martial. Convening date has not been set, said Lt. Ken Richmond of NAS Whidbey's Staff Judge Advocate General's office.Green drove to NAS Whidbey's main gate on the morning of Sept. 21, 1999, and told guards that he had strangled his wife and that her body was in the back seat of his car. He was immediately taken into custody by military police. The victim, Linda Cynthia Roy, 29, Green's wife, was also in the Navy and served as an Avionics Technician Third Class assigned to the Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Department. The couple had no children.Green has been in pre-trial confinement at the Puget Sound Waterfront Brig at Subase Bangor since October 1999. When the Navy proceeds with the general court-martial against Green, the charges could be deemed either capital or non-capital. If they are the former, Green could face the death penalty."

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