Soldier Charged in Shooting Deaths of Wife, Daughter

Associated Press

A 21-year-old soldier has been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of his wife and infant daughter in their Anchorage apartment. The shootings happened soon after his return from Afghanistan.

Specalist Kip Lynch was indicted Thursday on first-degree murder charges in the April deaths of his 19-year-old wife, Racquell Lynch, and eight-month-old daughter, Kyirsta Lynch. Kip Lynch was found severely injured in another room of the home.

Lynch, a military police officer, returned from Afghanistan two months before the shootings. Authorities say he has sufficiently recovered from his injuries to be charged with the crimes.

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