Sgt. Brent Burke's defense makes its opening statement in his court martial. The JAG trial is the fifth trial for the military policeman charged in the Sept. 2007 murder of his wife, Tracy, and her ex-husband's mother, Karen Comer. Four civilian trials ended without a verdict.
Matthew Pete, who was 9 years old when he called 911 following the Sept. 2007 murder of his mother, Tracy Burke, and his grandmother, Karen Comer, takes the stand in the trial of his stepfather, Sgt. Brent Burke. Burke, seated left, looks on.
Sgt. Brent Burke hugs his father, Stan Burke, after his sentencing. With a mandatory life sentence, the panel decided Burke would not be eligible for parole. He would also be dishonorably discharged and stripped of his rank.