The man accused in the shooting death of Fort Campbell Soldier Brittany Silvers—her estranged husband—has been federal indicted on seven charges, including premeditated murder.
Victor Silvers has been indicted for first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, domestic violence, violation of a protection order, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and two counts of use of a firearm during the commission of a violent offense.
According to the news release from United States Attorney Russell Coleman, Brittany Silvers had been socializing with a friend at her residence on Fort Campbell on October 15 when Victor Silvers arrived and began banging on the door. The friend heard shouting between the two followed by a gunshot.
After that, Victor Silvers entered a bathroom, where the friend had been during the altercation. Victor Silvers entered the bathroom at which point a struggle ensued, and at least three times the firearm was discharged. The friend was struck in the leg.
A neighbor heard the shots and saw Victor Silvers shoot Brittany Silvers in front of the residence.
At the time, Victor Silvers denied his role in the crime but later reportedly told officers that he had shot Brittany Silvers.
He is facing a sentence of no less than 25 years up to life imprisonment or the death penalty, if he is found guilty.