Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Marine charged with Killing Corporal

The Marine Times reports that a Marine corporal is being accused of stabbing another corporal to death in Afghanistan last summer.  Cpl. William C. Dalton will face general a court-martial at Camp Lejeune, N.C., beginning June 16 for second-degree murder and manslaughter.  He is accused of killing Cpl. Dave Santos. 
According to the article, the unit had recently deployed to Afghanistan when Santos, a field radio operator, was involved in two separate altercations.  Allegedly Santos was choking another Marine against a wall when Santos was stabbed in the neck with a Ka-Bar knife by Dalton.