Man charged with murdering Army wife says he wasn’t conscious when she was executed


Court documents are starting to provide some details about the murder of Army Sgt. Brittney Niecol Silvers at Fort Campbell.

On October 14,  she was found dead at her home on base with gunshot wounds to her head.  Shortly after, police arrested her husband, Victor Silvers, whom she was going through a divorce with.

According to recently released court documents from Victor Silvers’ hearing, he claimed he was not fully conscious at the time of the shooting.

He said he was “blanking” in and out of consciousness at the time.

It is not clear if this is his defense at the time, due to the limited reporting by News4Jax, but the FBI has presented evidence suggesting Slivers’ made a confession to his father.

An FBI agent testified that Silvers had a conversation with his father after the shooting, telling him that he “F***ed up.”  He also told his father he wasn’t sure if his wife was still alive.

A testimony was also provided by a neighbor who claimed to witness the shooting, saying that Britney Silvers was shot four times in the back of the head.

At the time of her death, a domestic violence order prohibited her husband from possessing a firearm and ordered him to stay 300 feet away from her.

Silvers served as an automated logistical specialist and was posthumously promoted from specialist to sergeant.

Her funeral will be held on November 1st at Northside Church of Christ in Jacksonville, FL.  Her family invites motorcycles to join the procession from the church to the national cemetery.  They are hoping for a large turnout and a patriotic display to honor Sgt. Silvers.

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