Edgar Patino Charged with First Degree Murder in the Death of Army Spc. Megan L. Touma


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.

Megan Lynn Touma

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.

Posted July 29, 2008 by
Arrest, Crime, Military, Murder | 5 comments

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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “Edgar Patino Charged with First Degree Murder in the Death of Army Spc. Megan L. Touma”

    1. txchic on July 29th, 2008 9:51 pm

      i’m hoping she wasn’t killed by another military person. i can hear cries of post traumatic stress disorder from liberals every where.

    2. da_wench on July 30th, 2008 12:34 pm

      #1 – Not only is he also another military person, but he is the father of the unborn child he murdered.

    3. wazit tooyah on July 30th, 2008 1:20 pm

      Although it appears that she was murdered by someone within the military, I think that the fact that he was the unbrn child’s fater will play a bigger role in the case. I do agree though I can hear PTSD being hollered from teh courthouse in this case ad it is just hard for me to buy into that with the implications of how horrific the crime scene was! For the sake of her family, I hope that the killer will be brought to justice and won’t begin to use lousy excuses to explain why he did what he did!

    4. da_wench on July 31st, 2008 1:23 pm

      I’d like to see him claim PTSD when he has been serving in Germany, not Iraq.

    5. da_wench on July 31st, 2008 1:28 pm

      Oh pardon me…Patino served in Iraq from Nov. 2005 until Oct. 2006. I still doubt the PTSD will fly…at least I hope not!

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