Fort Bliss soldier acquitted of murder charges back on military duty
POSTED: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 7:05pm
UPDATED: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 7:13pm
EL PASO — Tyrone Head reported to Fort Bliss Friday for his first day back on military duty after being released from the El Paso County Jail.
On Thursday, a jury found Head not guilty on two counts of felony murder in the deaths of two other Fort Bliss soldiers who were shot and killed during a fight outside of Fussion Night Club in Northeast El Paso in January, 2012.
Head did not fire the shots that killed Damien Bailey and Preston Brown, but state prosecutors tried to argue that he was responsible for their deaths because he started the fight.
Fort Bliss Spokesperson Major Joe Buccino said Head's unit will look into his this incident as well as his past conduct to determine if he will stay in the U.S. Army.
Head spent 10 months in jail, but Buccino said Head will not receive back pay for the time he was incarcerated because he was detained in a civilian facility.