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Ft. Wainwright Soldier charged with premeditated death of his son

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It took more than five days for the Army to charge Sgt. Nathaniel E. Ulroan, 23, with the premeditated murder of his 3 year-old-son. Mystery surrounded the case while the military investigated and remained tight-lipped with even the slightest information regarding the incident.

The charges were handed down late yesterday in Fairbanks. In addition to premeditated murder, Ulroan, a combat engineer, was charged with “kidnapping, assault, and communicating a threat.”

The crime was committed at the family home on post at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Friday, April 4.

Following the incident, the sergeant was treated at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital for undisclosed reasons; then taken into custody by military law enforcement.

No details have been released regarding the child's death. It is unknown where the child’s mother was at the time of the incident.

Pending information from the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division, Ulroan had been held without charges at Fairbanks Correctional Center.

During his incarceration, the Army had stated they were allowed to hold the Soldier indefinitely for his own safety and/or the safety and well-being of the community.

Sgt. Ulroan has been deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Examiner’s Note: Nathaniel Ulroan (aka Tumaq Ulroan) has photos of his son posted on his Facebook page.

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