Fort Knox sergeant pleads guilty to murder, sentenced 30 years

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: January 10, 2014

FORT KNOX, Ky. — A U.S. Army sergeant has pleaded guilty in the shooting death of a civilian employee last year at Fort Knox.

The News-Enterprise reported that Sgt. Marquinta Jacobs entered the plea Thursday as his court martial began to charges of premeditated murder and aggravated assault in the death of Lloyd R. Gibert, 51.

According to the News-Enterprise, Jacobs read a prepared statement in which he said he learned of an affair between his wife and Gibert. Asked by the judge if he acted out of passion or premeditation, Jacobs testified, "I saw Mr. Gibert as an enemy to my family and decided to eliminate the threat."

Investigators say Jacobs approached Gibert in the parking lot near the Human Resources Command building where Gibert worked.

The newspaper reports the judge sentenced him to 30 years in prison, a dishonorable discharge, and a demotion in rank.


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