The Fort Carson Soldier who allegedly killed a fellow Soldier after finding him in bed with his wife is now on trial, facing a second-degree murder charge.
On Thursday, 20-year-old Private First Class Isaiah Towns pleaded not guilty in connection to the November 17 death of Specialist Shakir D. Cook-Troynel.
Towns had reportedly come home in the early morning hours to the sound of “moans coming from the master bedroom.”
Upon entering the bedroom door, he found his wife -Ashley Charmain Mary Pace- in a state of undress and Cook-Troynel standing in the closet.
Demanding answers, Towns produced a firearm and confronted Cook-Troynel, but inadvertently discharged his firearm after pace reportedly shouted at him and pushed him.
Pace and Towns had only been married for six weeks, and Pace had requested a divorce the day prior. Cook-Troynel and Pace had previously conceived a child together.
Prior to his death, Cook-Troynel had served since May of 2015 and had one tour in Afghanistan under his belt.
According to The Gazette, Towns is currently in the El Paso County jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond.
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