• The remains of Russell Wayne Wagner must leave Arlington National Cemetery
• Wagner, a Vietnam vet, was convicted of murdering an elderly couple
• He was eligible for interment at Arlington under a legal loophole
• In January, President Bush signed a new law eliminating the loophole
Wagner, a Vietnam veteran, was convicted in 2002 of stabbing to death Daniel Davis, 84, and Wilda Davis, 80, in their home in 1994. He was sentenced to life in prison.
Wagner died in 2005 of a heroin overdose in prison at age 52. Because he was honorably discharged from the Army in 1969, he qualified for interment at Arlington. His remains were placed there July 27, 2005, at the request of his sister