Soldier accused of murdering son heading to federal court-martial

FORT WAINWRIGHT, AK - A Fort Wainwright soldier accused of murdering his 3-year-old son has waived his right to an Article 32 Hearing and will go straight to a federal court-martial.

Army Sgt. Nathanial Ulroan, who is being held in Washington at Joint Base Lewis McChord, is charged with one count of premeditated murder, one count of kidnapping, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of assault consummated by a battery and one count of communicating a threat.

Army Officials have released little of what actually happened inside the on-post housing unit that led to the death of the toddler. They say the Article 32 hearing would have been the time when all evidence against Ulroan would've been made public. That hearing, scheduled to be held in Washington, will now be cancelled.

Lawyers say Ulroan will be tried in Fairbanks and will have the option of going in front of a jury of military peers or a judge alone.

It could be months before a trial date is set.