Thursday, June 16, 2011

Panel Selection Begins in Death of Lejeune Marine

Jdnews.com reports that panel selection has begun in the court-martial of Cpl. William C. Dalton.  Dalton, 23, of Camp Lejeune’s 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines, faces charges of murder and manslaughter in the July 16, 2010, death of Cpl. Dave Santos, 21.  According to eyewitness accounts and testimony, an altercation began about the next shift of a radio watch at the outpost where both Marines were stationed.  It seems that Dalton’s defense counsel will continue to assert the defendant acted in self-defense.