Fort Eisenhower Army Spouse Indicted on Murder Charges

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Augusta, GA – April Evalyn Short, a 30-year-old U.S. Army spouse at Fort Eisenhower, formerly Fort Gordon, has been indicted on two counts of murder by a federal grand jury. The charges include Premeditated Murder and Felony Murder, according to Jill E. Steinberg, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia.

The indictment alleges that on November 15, 2023, at Fort Eisenhower, Short killed her 11-month-old child by “stabbing and cutting… with an edged weapon while engaged in the knowing and willful perpetration of child abuse.”

Currently in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service, Short awaits further proceedings. As with any legal case, she is considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The investigation is led by the Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division with assistance from the FBI. The case is prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Henry W. Syms Jr. and Patricia G. Rhodes.

Barry L. Paschal, Public Affairs Officer: 912-652-4422