Jury finds Ft. Bliss soldier not-guilty in shooting death of two fellow soldiers


POSTED: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 9:48am

UPDATED: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 3:46pm

A jury found Tyrone Head not-guilty on two counts of felony murder in the deaths of two Fort Bliss soldiers.

After hearing the verdict, Head collapsed onto the table, overcome with emotion and presumably relief.

Head's mother and family members traveled from Kansas City for the trial.  They too were overcome with relieve and cried out praising the Lord.

Family members of the two victims, Damien Bailey and Preston Brown also walked out of the courtroom crying out in disbelief.

In January, 2012, Head got into a fight with Craig Graham outside of Fussion Night Club, which is now closed.

During the fight, Head got a gun from a friend's car and fired into the air ten times.

Graham fired back and the bullets from Graham's gun were the ones that killed Bailey and Brown.

State prosecutors tried to argue that Head was guilty of felony murder because by firing his gun first, he set the series of deadly events into motion.

Head's attorney, Patrick Lara, said the state could not prove Head was a murderer.

"There were several points that we had. It was just that we felt that altogether as a totality, the evidence just did not add up to a guilty verdict, based on felony murder which is what the state charged him with," said Lara.

Graham is charged with capital murder in the two deaths and is expected to stand trial in April.

Head spent ten months in the El Paso County Jail and is expected to be released late Thursday night or Friday morning.

Head is technically still in the U.S. Army and will report to Fort Bliss to determine what happens next.

NewsChannel 9 contacted Fort Bliss officials who said they should have more information on Friday.



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...now, let them all ...travel back to their ..home states.......

hope he learned his lesson and starts hanging with a better class of people.

...now, leave, ..go back to their home states, ...

El Paso's District Attorney sure blew it on this one. Instead of charging Head with the illegal discharging of a firearm and aggravated assault, they went for the muder charge = BIG MISTAKE as is evident with the jury taking one hour to find Head Not Guilty of Murder. So Mr. DA - Don't blow it with the upcoming trial of the real murderer.

...may they ...leave...and go back to their home states and hometowns......

What is wrong with all you haters. If you were to get your wish and El Paso were to lose Ft. Bliss then I bet you would be real sorry when El Paso's economy takes a nose dive into the toilet which is where goodbye50's and JC's comments belong. I agree that Head made a very bad choice that resulted in deadly consequences for the 2 soldiers that died but to blame all soldiiers is just crazy. Grow up goodbye50's & JC.

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