The victims or deceased individuals in the federal trial of Kenneth Maurice Quick Jr. are: 1. Master Sgt. William LaVigne II 2. Army veteran Timothy Dumas Sr. : “Federal Trial in 2020 Fort Liberty Slayings Delayed until Next Year, Defendant Given Extension”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : The federal trial for Kenneth Maurice Quick Jr., who stands accused of the December 2020 slayings of a Special Forces soldier and a veteran, has been delayed until next year, according to court records. United States District Judge Louise Flanagan granted Quick an extension until August 2, 2024, to file a response to the charges against him.

Quick was indicted on August 1, 2021, on charges that include murder, conspiracy to distribute and possess cocaine, firearm and obstruction charges, and two counts of using a firearm causing death. The charges are related to the killings of Master Sgt. William LaVigne II, 37, and Army veteran Timothy Dumas Sr., 44. The victims are identified in the federal indictment by their initials.

According to U.S. Attorney Michael Easley, Quick was arrested for committing first-degree murder by shooting and killing one person on Fort Bragg property on December 1, 2020. The indictment identifies Dumas as the first victim and states that Quick used a firearm to murder a second victim the same day in relation to a separate charge for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

The bodies of LaVigne and Dumas were discovered on December 2, 2020, in woods accessible to the public near a training area along Manchester Road. Quick has requested an extension for pretrial motions, stating that more time is needed to review witness statements and evidence, including over 68,000 records and a terabyte of electronic data.

Quick’s indictment alleges that he conspired to distribute cocaine between November 25, 2020, and December 1, 2020. It further alleges that Quick shot and killed Dumas on December 1, 2020, and caused the death of LaVigne during the trafficking of cocaine. Quick is accused of attempting to dispose and conceal the bodies.

LaVigne’s cause of death is listed as multiple gunshot wounds, while Dumas’ cause of death is listed as gunshot wounds to the chest and head. Quick is currently serving a federal prison sentence for possessing a firearm as a felon, unrelated to the current case.

The investigation into the slayings was conducted by the FBI and the Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division. Quick has requested that federal prosecutors file any pretrial motions by July 19, with a response deadline of August 2.

The connection between LaVigne, Dumas, and Quick remains unclear. LaVigne served in the Army for 19 years and was assigned to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. Dumas served for 20 years as a property accounting technician and retired as a chief warrant officer 3. Both victims had unrelated court appearances scheduled around the time of their deaths.

The trial is expected to shed light on the circumstances surrounding these tragic killings and provide closure for the families of the victims.

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