A 26-year-old soldier home on leave from where he is stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, died on Dec. 27 in Kissimmee, Florida, after being stabbed by the father of his wife’s child.
Spc. Victor Badilloalvarez and his wife were sleeping when they heard tapping on their window at approximately 12:45 a.m. according to a Kissimmee Police Department report taken from the wife after the incident. She said she left the house to speak to her ex-boyfriend, Randal Jose Bracetty-Antanacio. Badilloalvarez came outside a few minutes.
His wife told the officer that she turned to yell at another man, Samuel Rivera-Rivera who drove Bracetty-Antanacio to the home that evening, “to discuss their relationship”.
Badilloalvarez began yelling and the wife turned around to see her ex “backing away from Victor, holding a knife,” the police affidavit reported.
Bracetty-Antanacio told police that the soldier, originally from Moca, Puerto Rico, attacked him and he responded with the knife “in self-defense”.
Badilloalvarez was transported to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
Bracetty-Antanacio was arrested and charged with evidence tampering, stemming from his statement to police that he “threw his knife out of the car on his way home from the incident”.
Rivera-Rivera is also facing charges related to his alleged role in the soldier’s death. Both men are being held in Osceola County Jail.
According to the Army, Spc. Badilloalvarez enlisted in 2012 and had been with the 53rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division since November 2013. He deployed to Afghanistan from April to November 2014 and earned two Army Commendation Medals and two Army Achievement Medals among other awards and decorations, according to Fort Hood officials.
Badilloalvarez and his wife were married this past May.
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