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Former Fort Carson soldier found guilty of reckless manslaughter of fellow soldier

Posted at 6:50 PM, Jan 06, 2020

EL PASO COUNTY — The former Fort Carson soldier accused of killing a fellow soldier in November 2018 after finding him with his wife has been found guilty of reckless manslaughter.

The 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office said Isaiah Towns was found guilty of felony reckless manslaughter and felony menacing.

According to an arrest affidavit obtained by News5, police said Towns believed his wife was having an affair with the father of her child.

He returned home in the Stratus Apartment complex on Nov. 17 to find his wife mostly naked and 23-year-old Specialist Shakir Cook-Troynel hiding in a closet.

Towns got into an argument with his wife when she pushed him and his gun went off with a bullet, hitting Cook-Troynel and killing him.

Towns will be in court for his sentencing on April 3 at 1:30 p.m.

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