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Soldier could face death penalty

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JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) - An Army specialist accused of killing two fellow soldiers and taking their baby in Washington state could face the death penalty if convicted in her upcoming court-martial.

The Army said Monday it has referred charges including premeditated murder, kidnapping and burglary to a general court-martial in the case of 24-year-old Spc. Ivette Davila of Bakersfield, Calif.

She is charged in the March 2008 slayings of Staff Sgt. Timothy Miller and Sgt. Randi Miller in the couple's Parkland home. Prosecutors allege that after shooting the two, Davila poured muriatic acid over their bodies in an attempt to dispose of them.

The Army also says Davila took the couple's then 6-month-old baby girl back to her barracks on the Joint Base.

Davila's attorney has called into question her mental capacity.

No trial date has been set.

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