Robins airman could face death penalty if convicted of killing woman, unborn child
According to a news release from the base, last week the general court martial convening authority, Lt. Gen. Bruce A. Litchfield, referred the charges in the case of U.S. versus Senior Airman Charles Amos Wilson III to a General Court-Martial as a capital referral.
If found guilty of pre-meditated murder that means the members could consider the death penalty as a potential punishment.
Wilson is accused of killing Tameda Ferguson in August 2013. She was eight and a half months pregnant at the time of her death. He was arrested by the Tift County Sheriff’s Office. The U.S. Air Force requested the State of Georgia waive jurisdiction over the charges.
Wilson is charged with pre-meditated murder, the death of an unborn child, and obstruction of justice.
Wilson is a member of the 461st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 461st Air Control Wing.
Arraignment is scheduled for October 22 at the Naval Consolidated Brig in Charleston, South Carolina. A trial date has not been set, but Colonel Vance H. Spath, the Chief Trial Judge of the Air Force, will preside over the case as the military judge.