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Fort Bragg Soldier Charged With Stepson's Murder Will Not Face Death

Posted June 9, 2005 10:57 a.m. EDT

— A former Fort Bragg soldier who confessed to killing his stepson will not face the death penalty.

Joshua Noriega pleaded guilty in the beating death of Lance Totland.

His wife, Jessica, received three years probation under a plea deal.

Totland died during emergency surgery at Womack Army Medical Center in November 2003.