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Estranged husband arrested in Fort Campbell soldier's death

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The estranged husband of a Fort Campbell soldier has been accused of killing her in an off-duty shooting at a sprawling Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee border.

The FBI said Wednesday in a statement Victor Silvers was arrested on a federal complaint and will have a court hearing Thursday in Paducah.

The complaint says Silvers is accused of murder, domestic violence and other counts in Sunday's fatal shooting of Brittney Niecol Silvers of Jacksonville, Florida. An affidavit says a domestic violence order prohibited Victor Silvers from possessing a firearm and ordered him to stay 300 feet away from his wife.

Magistrate Judge Lanny King ordered a public defender for Victor Silvers during an initial court appearance Monday. The public defender's office said Wednesday that it doesn't comment on open cases.

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