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JBLM soldier pleads guilty to murder, rape

Feb. 21, 2013 - 07:25PM   |   Last Updated: Feb. 21, 2013 - 07:25PM  |  
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JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — A soldier has pleaded guilty to charges that he fatally stabbed his wife and raped her teenage daughter after she witnessed the attack.

The News Tribune newspaper of Tacoma http://blog.thenewstribune.com/military/2013/02/21/soldier-pleads-guilty-to-fatally-stabbing-wife-on-jblm-raping-step-daughter/">reports that Staff Sgt. Robert S. Chiaravallotti could face a mandatory minimum sentence of life in prison if the military judge at Joint Base Lewis-McChord accepts the plea.

The 41-year-old is charged with murder, rape of a child and assault of a child stemming from the attack on base last Aug. 25. He told the judge Thursday he intended to kill his wife, Dionne Chiaravallotti, and his 14-year-old stepdaughter, but instead raped the girl after she saw him kill her mother last Aug. 25.

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