Accused murderer of Raymond Soukup, Raymond Austin sentenced to 45 years on attempted murder of Carl Davis

Charles (Chuck) Raymond Soukup was born on February 4, 1927 in Cleveland, Ohio. Chuck joined the Air Force in 1950. He served in the United States Air Force and was a U.S. Customs agent until he retired on January 4, 1985. Chuck was a member of the Knights of Columbus, a Life Member of the Elks, and a proud member of the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2811, Gainesville, the Over Fifty Club, and an active member of the Catholic Church. Did we mention that before joining the Air Force Charles Raymond Soukup he joined the Seminary and studied Theology for a period of five years. It sounds like Soukup was a stand up guy, who was ready to stand up for God and country. For more, Click Here

Carl Davis is reported to have been the boy friend of Shanda Merritt who is also being accused of Soukup’s murder. Raymond Matthew Austin, Shanda Merritt and Corey Harrington are each charged with kidnapping Charles Soukup from Jacksonville International Airport (Jax), then killing him.

Raymond Matthew Austin Jr

Raymond Matthew Austin Jr

Raymond Matthew Austin is going to prison for 45 years for attempted murder in the 2010 shooting of Carl Davis, in a Jacksonville parking lot. He is scheduled for another trial to face charges of murder. Chuck Soukup.

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