Ex-Beau Charged in Pregnant Soldier's Murder

Victim had ended affair with married man
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 30, 2008 9:49 AM CDT
Fort Bragg soldier Megan Lynn Touma, 23, was found murdered in a Fayetteville, N.C., motel room over a month ago.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The former boyfriend of a pregnant Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with her murder, reports CNN. Edgar Patino, 27, proposed to fellow soldier Spc. Megan Lynn Touma while the two were stationed in Germany, according to friends. But Touma, 23, broke up with Patino recently when they were transferred to Fort Bragg and she discovered he was already married to someone else.

Her decomposed body was found in the bathtub of a motel near the army base more than a month ago. She was 7 months pregnant, and is the second female soldier from Fort Bragg to be murdered since June. The husband of Fort Bragg Army nurse Holley Wimunc was charged with her murder earlier this month.