Soldier charged with murder following death of his pregnant spouse

Updated: Oct. 6, 2021 at 4:17 PM CDT
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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (WSMV) - The U.S. Army’s investigation has led to murder charges against a soldier at Fort Campbell.

Sergeant 1st Class Joseph Santiago, a 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) soldier, has been formally charged with the murder of his pregnant spouse, Meghan Santiago, and the injury of an unborn child.

The incident occurred at Fort Campbell on Sept. 27.

“Megan’s death is a tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends,” said Col. Brent Lindeman, commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). “This tragic event has shaken our entire unit. We take all allegations of domestic violence seriously, and we will provide every resource to ensure a thorough investigation.”

Santiago, 33, a signal support systems specialist, was taken into custody on Sept. 28 and held at the Grayson County Jail pending an investigation by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID).

The U.S. Army has not released any more information “to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation.”

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