Defense Begins in Soldier Double Murder - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

10/12/04

Defense Begins in Soldier Double Murder

The double murder trial against a former Fort Stewart soldier continued today in Liberty County. Attorneys for John Tolbert, Jr., began their defense this afternoon. Tolbert is accused of killing his estranged wife and her boyfriend 2 1/2 years ago.

Police found Sgt. Sauda Tolbert and Spec. Anthony Walters dead at Walters' mobile home in Hinesville. Within days, they arrested John Tolbert.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Reported by: Dal Cannady, dcannady@wtoc.com

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