|FORMER FORT CAMPBELL SOLDIER FACES MURDER TRIAL|
A February trial has been set in Montgomery County for a former Fort Campbell soldier accused of rape and murder.
23-year old Joshua Ryan Starner is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated rape of a toddler boy.
The Leaf-Chronicle reports the 23-year old former soldier is accused of causing serious bodily injuries to the toddler on February 7th, 2009 after the 23-month old was placed under his care while the child’s mother went to the store for a couple of hours.
Starner’s trial is scheduled to take place February 13th.
He remains lodged in the Montgomery County jail on a 1.35 million dollar bond.