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Fort Campbell M.P. sentenced for 2012 Kentucky murder

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A case that had no lack of deception and intrigue ended today with the 52-year sentence of Army Spc. Robbie Knight, 33, for the premeditated murder of Jeremy Priddy in rural Kentucky.

Priddy’s girlfriend, Makalla, was married to Robbie Knight at the time of the murder.

Knight, a Fort Campbell Military Police Officer offered a guilty plea in military court earlier in the week; the plea-hearing began today. The trial was initially set to take place May 28.

Assigned to the 716th Military Police Battalion, Knight’s charges included beating and shooting Priddy at the family’s private residence in Edmonson County on Oct. 9, 2012, violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice and violating Article 124, with a specification of maiming; and housebreaking, violating Article 130.

Additionally, Knight was charged with an Article 120, with a specification of aggravated sexual contact because evidence suggests Priddy’s testicles were beaten either before or after the killing, and Article 122, with a specification of robbery.

Kentucky State Police and military authorities investigated the homicide.

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