- Associated Press - Friday, April 25, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) - A former Army soldier at Joint Base Lewis-McChord has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the 2011 stabbing death of a 19-year-old suburban Seattle woman.

KOMO-TV reports (http://is.gd/PIuh0Z ) that Dakota Wolf had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder with a weapon enhancement in the death of 19-year-old Scarlett Paxton of Kirkland. Wolf was sentenced Friday.

Prosecutors say Paxton was attacked while walking home alone and was found dead with a stab wound to her neck outside her apartment.

Court documents say Wolf told police he had smoked a synthetic drug called “spice” on the night of Paxton’s death.

Authorities say Wolf was AWOL at the time from JBLM. Police say he has since been dishonorably discharged from the military.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

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