*UPDATE* Spc. Megan Touma Murder ** News Conference Held *UPDATE*

An arrest has been made in the murder of Spc. Megan Touma, the pregnant Fort Bragg soldier who was found dead in the bathtub of a Fayetteville, North Carolina motel in June. 

At about 6:00 PM Tuesday July 29, 2008 Fayetteville Police took Edgar Patino, 27, into custody at the home he shares with his wife in Hope Mills, NC.  Patino is a soldier studying psychological warfare at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School, which is part of Army Special Operations at Fort Bragg.  He is being held in the Cumberland County Jail under charges of first degree murder in the death of Megan Touma.

Police stated previously that someone had been questioned at the Special Warfare School.  It has now been confirmed that Patino was that person.

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Police have now confirmed that Edgar Patino is the father of Megan Touma’s unborn baby.  The two served in Germany together until Patino was returned to Fort Bragg. 

The press conference that was held this morning will be re-broadcast at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV’s website: http://wraltv.com

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