A Keflavik, Iceland-based airman accused of killing a woman last August to keep her from testifying against him will face a general court-martial for that and other charges, the Air Force announced Friday.

Airman Calvin Hill of the 56th Rescue Squadron has been charged with the premeditated murder of 20-year-old Airman 1st Class Ashley Turner, also of the 56th in Iceland, a crime that can carry the death penalty in the military.

On Friday, Air Command Europe commander Lt. Gen. Robert D. Bishop Jr. signed the order to convene the court-martial at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., at a date to be determined, according to an Air Force press release.

Hill also is charged with obstructing justice, making false official statements, wrongful appropriation and being absent without leave.

At the time of her death, Turner was waiting to testify against Hill in his court-martial on charges that he stole about $2,800 from her by using her bank card.

She was found Aug. 14 lying face down in a pool of blood in a room adjacent to the exercise room in a dorm she shared with Hill at the base. She was later found to have died from head trauma and a stab wound to the neck.

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