Marine in NC charged with killing fellow Marine


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Submitted: Mon, 12/17/2012 - 1:45pm
Updated: Mon, 12/17/2012 - 1:46pm
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JACKSONVILLE, NC (AP) — Authorities say a Marine at Camp Lejeune has been charged with murder in the off-base shooting death of a fellow Marine in his same division.

Jacksonville Police said 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Marcus Hunt was arrested after another man was found shot in an apartment around 9:45 p.m. Friday.

Authorities say as 21-year-old Randall Buford was shot once in the head. A motive for the killing has not been released.

Military officials say Hunt and Buford were riflemen assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division.

Hunt is being held in jail without bond. It wasn’t clear if he had an attorney.

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3 Comments

  • akovach says:

    There were multiple people in hunts home at the time of the shooting and it is unclear if hunt was the shooter or not although it was his gun. Lets remember that according to the US judicial system all suspects are innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.

  • ming the merciless says:

    They were playing a game called “TRUST”. It’s like russian roulette, only some else’s finger is on the trigger.

  • Anon A says:

    It’s so sad how an argument between two friends that deployed together could come to such a tragic end.

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