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Trial underway for soldier charged with wife's slaying

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Pvt. Isaac Aguigui is accused of suffocating his wife, Sgt. Dierdra Aguigui in August 2011 in their home on Fort Stewart. Pvt. Isaac Aguigui is accused of suffocating his wife, Sgt. Dierdra Aguigui in August 2011 in their home on Fort Stewart.
HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC) -

Trial began Monday for an Army private accused of murdering his pregnant wife. Pvt. Isaac Aguigui is accused of suffocating his wife, Sgt. Dierdra Aguigui in August 2011 in their home on Fort Stewart. Aguigui told investigators then that his wife died during sex. ​ At that time, he collected a $500,000 life insurance policy.

Her death came back under scrutiny when Aguigui was arrested in December 2011 and charged with murdering another soldier and his girlfriend. Civilian prosecutors claimed Aguigui used the insurance money to finance a militia group and he helped kill Michael Roak and Tiffany York to hide the plan.

Monday morning, witnesses who knew the Aguiguis testified Isaac talked about wanting to get away from his wife and the unborn child and even talked about "getting rid" of her.

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