Fort Hood soldier arrested in woman’s death over a year ago
November 10, 2020 9:31AM CST
Police said Cheatham was found unconscious in a Days Inn and wasn’t breathing. Her death was ruled a homicide.
Killeen police said homicide detectives got a tip that Grafton was at the scene when Cheatham was killed.
And one of Grafton’s co-workers provided a statement saying Grafton confessed to killing Cheatham, according to CBS Waco, Texas affiliate KWTX-TV, citing authorities.
Killeen police said the Texas Rangers helped them get DNA from the murder scene. When it proved a match to DNA found on Cheatham’s body, Grafton was taken into custody.