My San Antonio is reporting today that a Texas man on trial for conspiring with his uncle to murder an Army captain at Fort Sam-Houston in San Antonio last year has been found guilty. According to documents filed in court, 29-year-old Leonard Roundtree III agreed to pay a hit man to kill his uncle's common-law wife. The victim, Army Captain Mona Mcfadden, was shot several times at the Fort Sam Houston, a military base in San Antonio. Mcfadden survived the shooting. Her common-law husband, Alvin Leon Roundtree, 51, was charged with domestic violence and conspiracy to kill a witness.
Detectives say that Mona Mcfadden tried to leave Alvin Roundtree before he attacked her that day. Police say Alvin Roundtree fled the scene and hid in a field after shooting his wife. He later admitted to his family and the victim's daughter that he shot Mona Mcfadden. Alvin Roundtree faces 20 years in prison if convicted on all counts.
Army Captain Mona Mcfadden Fort Sam-Houston Timeline
On June 10, 2013, Alvin Roundtree arrives at Fort Sam Houston with a .45 pistol. He argues with Mona Mcfadden and shoots her multiple times. After the shooting, Roundtree discards the gun and hides in a field. He also sends a text to Mona Mcfadden's daughter, admitting to the shooting. The victim is transported to the San Antonio Military base, where she is listed in stable condition. Alvin Leonard Roundtree is arrested and charged with domestic violence.
While in jail, Alvin Roundtree plots to have Mona Mcfadden murdered so she is unable to testify against him in court. But the plan is foiled after a man comes forward claiming that Alvin Roundtree tried to hire him to kill his "wife." On July 9, 2013, the new charge of "conspiracy to kill" is added to his current charge of domestic violence. Alvin Roundtree's 28-year-old nephew, Leonard Roundtree III, is arrested for conspiring to kill Mona Mcfadden, according to the Army Times.
In November 2013, several police officers at the Fort Sam Houston Police Department say they were not equipped to handle the shooting that occurred in 2013. Alberto Jorge Sanchez, Director of Security Forces, resigns amid the scrutiny and backlash regarding security concerns at Fort Sam-Houston.
In March 2014, Alvin Roundtree pleads guilty to shooting Army Captain Mona Mcfadden and accepts a plea deal that will allow him to be released in 20 years or less. In April 2014, Leonard Roundtree III is found guilty.