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Former Fort Bliss soldier sentenced in LSD-fueled attack on sons in El Paso home

A gavel cracks down. (Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid/U.S. Air Force)

A former Fort Bliss soldier has been sentenced to eight years in prison in an LSD-fueled attack on his two young sons in 2019.

Zakary Frampton, 27, had taken the powerful hallucinogen, also known as “acid,” before going on a rampage at his home in far East Side, El Paso police said.

Frampton was sentenced by Judge Patrick Garcia after pleading guilty to two counts of injury to a child March 17 in 384th District Court, according to court records. He was originally scheduled to go on trial last week.

The drug-fueled assault occurred on Nov. 23, 2019, after Frampton took LSD with two other people at his home in the 4900 block of Marcella Santillana Street, police said.

Frampton was accused of repeatedly punching his then 7-year-old son in the face and throwing him against a kitchen island and hitting his then 3-year-old son and throwing him from room to room, police said. The boys were hospitalized with several injuries.

A neighbor’s home security camera also recorded Frampton running up and down the street naked, Channel 7-KVIA reported.

The incident occurred in a neighborhood by Rich Beem Boulevard north of Montana Avenue.

Frampton was a U.S. Army soldier stationed at Fort Bliss at the time of the assault.

Court records show that Frampton was given a jail-time credit during sentencing for 481 days in jail while awaiting trial. He has been transferred to the medium-security Rogelio Sanchez State Jail in far East El Paso, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

There are resources available for members of the military and El Paso community struggling with substance abuse, suicidal thoughts and signs of crisis, including:

Military Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 (TALK) Fort Bliss 24/7 Chaplain Line: 915-637-4265 El Paso Crisis Line: 915-779-1800


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