Articles regarding the death of Terry Lowell Fultz '63
Boy to be tried as juvenile in parents' death
STUTTGART (S&S) — TerenceFultz, 17, will be tried as a juvenile by the Stuttgart Provincial Court for the July 24 murders of his parents, a spokeswoman for the German state prosecutor said. The court will decide if Fultz's actions were premeditated, she said.
Fultz and his brother, Shan, are beingheld at the Stammheim prison in Stuttgart in connection with the stabbing deaths of their parents.
Under German law, the maximum punishmenta juvenile can receive for murder is 10 years in prison, she said. Shan Fultz, 14, is being held on suspicion of either helping his brother commit the murders or of failing to help his parents, the spokeswoman said.
The bodies of Army Staff Sgt. Terry L.Fultz, 39, of VII Corps Hq, and his wife, Daphne, 37, were found Aug. 1 in a basement storage area of their apartment building. The autopsy showed the two died July 24, but the bodies were not found until neighbors complained of a foul odor coming from the basement. German police traced the family van to a hotel at the Armed Forces Recreation Center at Chiemsee, where they apprehended the boys early Aug. 2.
From the European Stars and Stripes dated August 11, 1983
2 teen-age sons arrested
in deaths of soldier, wife
STUTTGART, Germany (S&S) —
German police arrested two Americanteen-agers in connection with the slaying of their parents, who were found stabbed to death at Pattonville military housing area near Stuttgart, authorities said Wednesday.
The decomposed bodies of Army StaffSgt. Terry L. Fultz, 39, and his 37-yearold wife were found Monday wrapped in blankets and canvas in the basement storage area of their apartment building, an Army spokeswoman said.
She said Fultz, from Enterprise, Ala.,was assigned to 7th Corps Hq in Stuttgart. The name and hometown of his wife are being withheld until her family is notified.
The German police told United PressInternational that the couple's sons, 17-year-old Terence and 14-year-old Shan, had been gone for more than a week with the family van. Police traced the van to the Chiemsee Lake Hotel in Bavaria, where they apprehended the youths early Tuesday.
Police said the brothers had given thema statement.
Rainer Christ, a spokesman for theStuttgart prosecutor's office, said the brothers would be prosecuted under German law, but formal charges have not been filed. Initial investigations indicated the brothers had argued with their parents over money, Christ said.
The Army spokeswoman said militaryhousing authorities discovered the bodies after residents in the apartment building complained about a stench coming from the basement. They broke open the room and discovered the decaying bodies of Fultz and his wife, who had not been seen since July 23.
According to an autopsy conducted atthe University of Tuebingen near Stuttgart, the time of death was July 24 around 1:30 a.m.
From the European Stars and Stripes dated August 4, 1983.