EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Pvt. Marriah Pouncy, who was uncovered unresponsive in her barracks at fort Bliss ~ above Monday, is connected to Pfc. Asia Graham, who was additionally found responsive in she barracks on brand-new Year’s night 2020 and also later died.

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Pouncy was later pronounced dead by ft Bliss room of Emergency solutions personnel. The circumstances surrounding her fatality are currently under investigation and also foul play is no suspected in ~ this time.

According to a news release from ft Bliss, Pouncy was from Chinle, Ariz., and was a person Resources specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, first Armored division Combat AviationBrigade. She arrived at ft Bliss in December 2019, adhering to a brief tour assignment to in Korea.

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Pouncy and also Graham were girlfriends and their relationship was the topic of substantial questioning and also testimony throughout the basic court-martial of Christian Alvarado, who was judge of sexually assaulting Graham and also another woman, as well as convicted for various other crimes.


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Pouncy was a potential evil in the general-court martial yet did not testify nor appear in the courtroom for the decision or sentencing.

Alvarado’s defense team concentrated on alleged drug use and also distribution the Alvarado asserted Graham to be at the facility of. KTSM 9 News has not obtained confirmation the this from ft Bliss. The defense suggested that Alvarado provided false testimony to armed forces investigators due to the fact that he to be trying come cover up a medicine ring operated by his friends.

According to Alvarado’s testimony and also evidence introduced by the defense, Graham, Pouncy and Alvarado’s former roommate were dealing cartridges for man-made cannabis pens and other drugs.

“He thought he was carried in come snitch ~ above his friends,” argued Sherilyn Bunn, Alvarado’s defense counsel.

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