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Posted: Wednesday, 18 September 2013 3:30PM

New Trial For Soldier In 1994 Taco Bell Slayings



One of the two former Fort Campbell soldiers convicted in a brutal quadruple murder in Clarksville back in 1994 will be getting a new trial following a ruling from a Tennessee appeals court. According to a report from the Associated Press, the appeals judge ordered the case of David Gene Housler sent back to Montgomery County Circuit Court, ruling that the soldier, who was one of two men convicted in connection with the execution style shootings at the Taco Bell, on Riverside Drive, in Clarksville, had shoddy legal representation and should get a new trial.

The judge determined that Housler's attorneys failed to challenge several aspects of a plea agreement that collapsed, as well as testimony against Housler. Housler, along with Courtney Matthews, were both convicted of 1st Degree Murder in the 1994 slayings of Kevin Campbell, Patricia Price, and Angela Wyatt and Marsha Klopp. The appeals court ruling confirms the decision from Judge John Gasaway. As of this time, no date has been set for a new trial.

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