From Pelkey’s appeal: During March and April of 1994, appellant was tried by a general court-martial composed of officer and enlisted members at Fort Carson, Colorado. He pleaded guilty to the involuntary manslaughter of his wife but, after a contested trial, was found guilty of her intentional murder in violation of Article 118(2), Uniform Code of Military Justice, 10 USC § 918(2). Pursuant to his pleas, appellant was also found guilty of impeding an investigation, abusing a corpse, and adultery, in violation of Article 134, UCMJ, 10 USC § 934. He was sentenced to a dishonorable discharge, confinement for life, and reduction to Private E-1.
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