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Lejeune Marine charged with killing fellow Marine

Posted December 16, 2012

— Authorities said 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 Lance Cpl. Marcus Hunt, 19, shot Randall Buford, 21, once in the head in an apartment around 9:45 p.m. Friday. A motive for the killing has not been released.

Police said they were called out to a disturbance in Liberty Crossing Apartments, and while en route, officers were notified about gunshots being fired.

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

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

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  • trekkie13 Dec 17, 2012

    The military should assert jurisdiction under the UCMJ and a court martial should get priority since this involved two marines. Even though this happened off base the UCMJ is applicable worldwide.