Soldier gets life in prison for murder, rape at Lewis-McChord

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - A soldier has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty to charges of killing his wife and raping his teen daughter last year.

Sgt. Robert S. Chiaravallotti also was demoted in rank to the Army's lowest rank of E-1, or private, and ordered to forfeit all pay for the remainder of his life, says Army Lt. Col. Gary Dangerfield.

Chiaravallotti, 41, was charged after an attack on the base last Aug. 25.

He was assigned to the Eighth Army Band in South Korea at the time, according to the Army, and was preparing to go there with his family before the attack.