Fort Rucker Woman Charged with 3-year-old Daughter's Death

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FORT RUCKER, Ala. (AP) - A Fort Rucker woman is in federal detention in Wakulla County, Florida, charged with second-degree murder in her daughter's death.

Rebecca Christie awaits extradition to New Mexico where she lived on Holloman Air Force Base with her former husband, Derek Wulf, who is also charged with murder.

She married Michael Christie, an Army medical lab technician stationed at Fort Rucker, last December.

The U.S Marshals Service took Christie into custody when she was
in Pensacola for an unrelated court hearing April 2nd. Her daughter died of malnutrition and dehydration in late January 2006 and her death was ruled a homicide.

It took more than a year for the government to return an indictment against the couple.

Christie was also charged with aiding and abetting. Wulf faces charges of aiding and abetting as well as child abandonment. He has
been extradited to New Mexico and made his first appearance in federal court April 16th.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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