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Airman charged in death of young son

Posted March 13, 2013

Matthew Theurer

— A Seymour Johnson Air Force Base airman was charged Wednesday in the death of his young son, whose body was found Tuesday along a road in Columbus County.

Senior Airman Matthew Theurer was charged with murder, voluntary manslaughter and negligent homicide, according to a spokeswoman with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. He was held in the Sampson County jail before he was transferred by Air Force personnel.

The spokeswoman said Theurer was in pretrial confinement. She declined to comment further on the case.

Base officials said the boy was also named Matthew.


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  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Mar 14, 2013

    This person should absolutely get life in prison and no parole. He had no right to take this child's life. PERIOD!!!

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Mar 14, 2013

    littleriver69 - "Death penalty. End of story."

    I'd agree, but we don't even know what happened, so I won't rush to judgment until we do.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Mar 14, 2013

    What happened???

    I pray the boy didn't suffer.

  • fifefan4life Mar 14, 2013

    Take God out of society and the evil one will have his way. Rest in peace with your Heavenly Father little one.

  • littleriver69 Mar 14, 2013

    Death penalty. End of story.

  • caryzoo Mar 13, 2013

    I know appearances can be deceiving. But can anyone imagine a young child going to sleep an/or waking up to that face and expression? And a question...where is the mother?

  • lwe1967 Mar 13, 2013

    How heartless! Thank God the child is back with the Father and being tended to by His Angels. The article didn't say how he killed the child, but to put the child's body in a bag and leave it by the side of the road. This is uncomprehensible!

  • busyb97 Mar 13, 2013

    All three charges?? So which is it? can be some big differences there.....

  • pja1357 Mar 13, 2013

    Kids having kids is never a good thing!!

  • kbird Mar 13, 2013

    He looks like he is a super nice guy(yeah right)