Who is Carmen J. Ironhawk? soldier charged with murder of Hector A. Cervantes

Carmen J. Ironhawk arrested for killing husband

Sgt. Carmen J. Ironhawk, who was posted to Fort Bliss, Texas, is accused of shooting and murdering another Army sergeant stationed at Fort Bliss. Let’s see more about Carmen J. Ironhawk in detail.

Who is Carmen J. Ironhawk? 

A US Army soldier stationed in Texas is now facing a murder charge for killing Army Sgt. Hector A. Cervantes in 2019. 

Carmen J. Ironhawk was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Sgt. Hector A. Cervantes. Carmen was the wife of Hector A. Cervantes. 

Cervantes served as an infantryman in Company C of the 1st Battalion, 77th Armour, and Ironhawk is an expert in signal support systems. 

Carmen was arrested after officials overturned a judgment that her husband, died by suicide after being found with a gunshot wound to the head on Christmas Day 2019. 

Sgt. Hector A. Cervantes’s death:

The wife was accused after investigators overturned an earlier finding that her husband died by suicide on Christmas Day, December 25, 2019. 

Authorities stated Ironhawk shot Cervantes on December 22, 2019. According to court documents, a soldier from Fort Bliss was arraigned this week on a murder charge related to a killing that took place at the Texas base three years ago. 

Cervantes’s obituary reads that he was a father of three, and one of his daughters is named after Ironhawk’s elder brother, who passed away in 2014, according to the Army Times.  

Wife charged for killing husband:

Sgt. Carmen J. Ironhawk is accused of shooting and murdering another Army sergeant on December 22, 2019, at or close to Fort Bliss. The victim’s name was removed from the paper by Fort Bliss.

At the Monday arraignment before Col. Robert Shuck, a military judge for the 4th Judicial Circuit, Ironhawk entered a not-guilty plea. 

After reevaluating the situation, the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division started an investigation into the death as a murder. 

According to court records, Carmen is not confined as she awaits a court-martial with a jury panel slated for November 6. 

According to online court records, Ironhawk will have two more court appearances in June and October.

Investigation continues…

Carmen J. Ironhawk, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe from South Dakota, was previously stationed at Joint Base Lewis McChord and is a signal support systems specialist, according to a 2018 report in the tribe’s century-old newspaper, the West River Eagle.

“The charges referred against SGT Ironhawk are merely allegations, and she is presumed innocent until proven guilty,” stated 1st Armoured Division spokesperson Lt. Col. Kimbia Rey in a statement accompanying the charge sheet to the news source. 

CID spokesperson Jeff Castro says that probe remains “ongoing.” “It would be inappropriate for us to provide any further information at this time due to the ongoing legal proceedings,” Castro added.

The inquiry is still ongoing, according to the Department of the Army Criminal Inquiry Division. The department says that no additional information will be provided at this moment.


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