The News Tribune newspaper of Tacoma reported that Staff Sgt. Robert S. Chiaravallotti could face a mandatory minimum sentence of life in prison if the military judge at Joint Base Lewis-McChord accepts the plea.
The 41-year-old is charged with murder, rape of a child and assault of a child stemming from the Aug. 25 attack at the base. He told the judge Thursday he intended to kill his wife, Dionne Chiaravallotti, and his 14-year-old stepdaughter, but instead raped the girl after she saw him kill her mother.
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