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Fort Campbell soldier faces May 2 court martial

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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - A court martial has been set for May 2 for a Fort Campbell soldier charged with killing his estranged wife and another woman.

The proceedings had been scheduled for earlier this month, but Sgt. Brent Burke's lawyers asked for a postponement.

Burke is charged with violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice in the deaths of Tracy Burke and her former mother-in-law, Karen Comer, at a home in Rineyville in September 2007.

The Army charged Burke in the shootings after civilian authorities in Hardin County dismissed charges against him due to four mistrials.

Burke is a defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by Tracy Burke's family.

He is being held in a civilian jail.

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