Soldier may face court-martial

Monday, November 8, 1999


By Ken Sakamoto, Star-Bulletin
Staff Sgt. Timothy Ward, right, entering the U.S.
Army Courthouse at Schofield Barracks.

Soldier may face court-martial

Sgt. Timothy Ward allegedly murdered his pregnant wife at their home in Helemano

By Gregg K. Kakesako

A 25th Infantry Division soldier this morning was to face a military judge who will determine whether there is sufficient evidence to hold a court-martial on charges that he stabbed his pregnant wife to death.

Staff Sgt. Timothy Ward, 33, is accused of murdering his 26-year-old wife, Bianca, during an argument Aug. 26 in the couple’s home in Helemano Military Reservation.

The couple was going through a divorce when the 13-year Army veteran allegedly stabbed his wife.

In court documents Bianca Ward charged that her husband used controlling behavior such as verbal intimidation, harassment and threats, denied her the use of their cars and phone and prevented her from using the couple’s bank accounts.

Ward denied threatening her. He said she had once left him with their 1-year-old son to return to her home in Germany in 1998 and that she had run up $600 phone bills and withdrawn large sums of money.

Bianca Ward had been awarded temporary custody of the couple’s son the morning of the incident.

Ward was an infantry squad leader with the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry. He has been in the Ford Island brig since Aug. 26.


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