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Bryan Starr, a 35-year-old active-duty army sergeant in Fort Benning, Georgia, is accused of the death of his longtime girlfriend’s son Austin Birdseye, who died in a hospital on Sunday in Alabama Highway 165. Reported, Ledger-Enquirer.
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Authorities said a soldier forced his girlfriend’s mischievous 5-year-old son to get out of his car along the Alabama highway in the dark, and the teenagers were fatally shot by another vehicle.
Starr told lawmakers that the boy had begun to act “rebellious” on his Dodge Charger, prompting him to pull him into a church parking lot and go out into the rain and darkness.
Starr later lost track of Austin, Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor told reporters on Monday.
Taylor said Toyota’s driver was not at fault.
“There is no indication that they have a chance not to hit the little man,” the sheriff told reporters.
Austin was shot just two miles from his mother, Christina Birdseye’s home in Fort Mitchell, which he shared with the soldier.
“What do you call that?” Taylor told reporters. “When you tell a 5-year-old to get out of the car because they were making noise in the car on a rainy night, what is your thinking process?”
State troops will handle the accident investigation while the sheriff’s officials are conducting the murder investigation, Taylor said, adding that the incident was “just heartbreaking”.
State laws allow him to be charged with murder “if he engages in reckless behavior that poses a serious death risk to someone other than himself and thus causes the death of another person,” the newspaper reported.
Starr, a first-class sergeant from Marengo, Illinois, with 17 years of service, surrendered to the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, WTVM reports.
Fort Benning officials said late Monday that Starr had previously been deployed to Iraq and is now assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment, 316th Cavalry Brigade.
“We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident and we offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased,” Fort Benning spokesman Ben Garrett said in a statement.
Taylor told Ledger-Enquirer that Starr would be released in exchange for bonds after being traded in prison. It is unclear if he hired a lawyer to speak on his behalf.