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Army holding hearing for Colorado-based soldier charged with killing comrade in Jordan

This undated photo released by the U.S. Army, shows Spc. Adrian M. Perkins of Pine Valley, Calif.,  at an unknown location. A Fort Carson soldier has been charged with murder in the shooting death of 19-year-old Perkins while both were deployed in Jordan in May, the Army said Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.  Spc. Jeffery T. Page, 23, of Perrysburg, Ohio, has been accused of killing Perkins with an M4 rifle on May 15,  at Muwaffaq Salti Air Base, charging documents said.  Both soldiers were infantrymen in the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team at Fort Carson, outside Colorado Springs. A hearing is scheduled at the post Wednesday, Nov. 19,  to determine whether there's enough evidence for a court-martial. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)

This undated photo released by the U.S. Army, shows Spc. Adrian M. Perkins of Pine Valley, Calif., at an unknown location. A Fort Carson soldier has been charged with murder in the shooting death of 19-year-old Perkins while both were deployed in Jordan in May, the Army said Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Spc. Jeffery T. Page, 23, of Perrysburg, Ohio, has been accused of killing Perkins with an M4 rifle on May 15, at Muwaffaq Salti Air Base, charging documents said. Both soldiers were infantrymen in the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team at Fort Carson, outside Colorado Springs. A hearing is scheduled at the post Wednesday, Nov. 19, to determine whether there's enough evidence for a court-martial. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)  (The Associated Press)

The Army is holding a hearing in Colorado to decide whether an infantryman should face a court-martial on charges of fatally shooting another soldier when they were deployed in Jordan.

A hearing is scheduled Wednesday for 23-year-old Spc. Jeffery T. Page, of Ohio, on murder charges in the death of 19-year-old Spc. Adrian M. Perkins, who's from California.

Charging documents say Perkins was shot with an M4 rifle at an air base in Jordan in May. Authorities haven't revealed a motive or the circumstances of the death.

Page is also charged with manslaughter, negligent homicide and failure to obey an order or regulation.

If convicted of murder, he could face life in prison without parole.

Both soldiers were in the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team at Fort Carson, outside Colorado Springs.