Prosecutors to seek death penalty in soldier’s slaying

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they’ll seek the death penalty if the estranged husband of a Fort Campbell soldier is convicted of killing her in an off-duty shooting at the Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee border. Acting U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett announced the move Thursday after a superseding indictment was returned this week in the case of Victor Everette Silvers. He was charged with first-degree murder, attempted first degree murder, domestic violence, violation of a protection order and other counts in the 2018 death of Brittney Niecol Silvers. She was assigned to the 96th Aviation Support Battalion at Fort Campbell.