27 year old Edgar Patino has been charged with first degree murder in the death of Army Spc. Megan L. Touma. Fayetteville Police confirmed that Edgar Patino was arrested this evening at his residence on Lairgate Road in Hope Mills, and charged with first-degree murder. Spc. Megan Lynn Touma was seven months pregnant at the time of her murder.
Arrest made in the murder of Army Spc. Megan Lynn Touma
Patino was arrested shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday in the nearby town of Hope Mills. No other details have been released. Police scheduled a news conference Wednesday afternoon.
A press conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Fayetteville City Council chambers. Later, Patino will make a first court appearance at 2 p.m. Army Spc. Megan L. Touma is the fourth woman in the military within one year to have gone missing and met with foul play.