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Camp Lejeune sailors arrested in Beaufort killings

Posted June 17, 2012

— Two active-duty and one former Camp Lejeune sailors have been arrested in connection with the killing of a father and son outside their Beaufort home earlier this month.

WNCT News reports that Duane Correll, 50, and Albert Correll, 20, were shot and killed outside their home on Taylor Farm Road around 9:45 p.m. on June 2 as they returned from a shopping trip to Walmart.

On Friday, authorities arrested U.S. Navy corspmen Jhaden Davis, 21, and Brandon Smallwood, 23, along with Joseph Pirrotta, 24, a former Navy corpsman living in Beaufort.

Davis and Pirrotta were charged with two counts of murder and one count each of robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. They were placed in the Carteret County jail and denied bond.

Smallwood faces two counts of accessory after the fact of murder. He was given a $1 million bond.


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  • bubbaOK Jun 18, 2012

    The intel here doesn't give motive; robbery? Times are rough. Would it've been easier accepted if they were our kind of folk?
    Messed up people. The Davis guy, uh well they're all rather young finks. Thx a lot. Check into the hearbreak hotel at taxpayers expense.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jun 18, 2012

    And, in fact, the USMC is currently trying to reduce its numbers as it is over-staffed.


  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jun 18, 2012

    Statick - "Prime examples of the type of people the miltary gets when they lower entrance standards."

    The Marine Corps haven't lowered their standards.

    Other branches may have to fill quotas, but the Marine Corps strength can never be more than 10% of the total strength of the Navy, so they have little trouble filling that number.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jun 18, 2012

    They aren't REAL Marines. They sully the uniform. I hope the USMC steps in to deal with them and does so harshly.

  • Statick Jun 18, 2012

    Prime examples of the type of people the miltary gets when they lower entrance standards.

  • Gunny the Racist Jun 18, 2012

    I hope the military take care of these three, and not our liberal judicial system.

  • pebbles262004 Jun 18, 2012

    Sorry, Sorry, sorry, excuses for people..