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02/25/06

Hunter Soldier Charged with Murder

McFarland and his wife had only been married since January. McFarland and his wife had only been married since January.

A 30 year old Hunter Army Airfield soldier is behind bars, charged with murder. Private First Class D'Shonyon McFarland is accused of strangling his wife, Dahlia Newman.

Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina say he was on leave from temporary duty at Hunter Army Airfield, drove home this past weekend, murdered his wife and then drove back to Savannah. Newman's supervisor found her body Tuesday at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

Newman and McFarland met while they were both deployed in Iraq. The couple had only been married since last month.

McFarland is awaiting extradition to North Carolina.

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