Lillie Eubank-John 'Uicimall'eq' Eubank Fort Stewart, GA, murder case:The Augusta Chronicle is reporting today that the wife of a soldier who was murdered at Fort Stewart has been arrested and charged with his murder.
Federal prosecutors say that Lillie Banks conspired with her brother Carl Evan 'Cowboy' Swain to kill her husband Army Specialist John Joseph Beans Eubank for the insurance money.
John 'Uicimall'eq' Eubank's body was found at Holbrook pond on a Fort Stewart army base in Georgia 2013. Lillie Mae Eubank could face the death penalty, if found guilty.
Case Murder Type: Beaten to death with a baseball bat
Case Background: Lillie Eubank-John Eubank
John Joseph Beans Eubank is an Alaskan native who was serving his country at Fort Stewart in Georgia. He had been enlisted in the U.S. Army since 2003. Eubank worked as a motor transport operator (truck driver) in the 396th Transportation Company. He was legally married to Lillie Mae Eubanks.
- A body is found severely injured at Holbrook Pond on the Fort Stewart Army base. The unidentified male is taken to a local hospital, where he is pronounced dead.
- Officials at Fort Stewart Army base are trying to identify the dead body of a man found in the campground area of Fort Stewart. They say the body is that of a male in his early twenties, according to WSAV News.
- The soldier is later identified as 29-year-old Army Specialist John Eubank aka John Joseph Beans Eubank.
- An examination of the body reveals the soldier died of blunt force trauma to the head, according WSAV News.
- Officials release the identity of the dead soldier to the public.
- Federal Bureau of Investigation returns an indictment charging 43-year-old Alabama resident Carl Evan 'Cowboy' Swain with first-degree murder in the death of Spc. John Eubank.
- Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty due to the special circumstance of willfully beat and killed the victim "within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States," according to the indictment.
- Carl Evan Swain of Jasper, AL, pleads not guilty to the murder of John Eubank.
- Lillie Mae Eubank is arrested. The federal murder investigation discovered that Lillie Eubank asked her brother to kill her husband to collect $160,000 in life insurance. In return, she agreed to pay her brother $30,000, according to prosecutors.
- Army wife Lillie Mae Eubank faces charges in the death of her husband John Eubank. She is ordered detained by a federal judge.
- A federal indictment is expected.