Two former US Army Soldiers who fought as mercenaries overseas have been indicted by a grand jury in connection to a double murder.
Craig Lang and Alex Zweifelhofer, who left the military on their own terms through being discharged or going AWOL, served together in the Azov Battalion, a far-right volunteer unit that accepted foreign fighters in their conflict against pro-Russian (and Russian) forced in the Ukraine conflict.
In 2017, the dangerous duo tried to enter south Sudan to fight with the Kenyan military, but were swept up by US officials and sent stateside.
According to WINK, the two mercenaries have been charged with the murders of Serafin “Danny” Lorenzo, Jr., and Deana K. Lorenzo, who were murdered in Lee County, Florida in April of 2018.
The Lorenzos had reportedly taken out $3,000 in cash to buy firearms from Zwiefelhofer and Lang in Fort Myers, only to turn up dead the next day, with locals claiming that they heard “rapid gunfire.”
Both victims were shot several times. Serafin was shot seven times. Deana was shot 11 times, which was ruled the cause of death for both victims by medical examination.
Authorities soon looked into Zweiferlhofer’s internet search history revealed that he had researched ways to smuggle himself into South America, as well as reportedly looking up a movie scene (concerning ambushing a van) that “was consistent with the tactical approach of the shooters and the trajectory of the gunshot defects depicted in the movie.”
Lang later told an associate that he had participated in “gunning down some people,” and even showed him the news story from his phone.
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