Two Could Face The Death Penalty In Slaying Of Marines In Onslow County

Two men accused of killing two Marines from Chicago will face the death penalty when they go on trial. That's according to the prosecutor in the case.

Onslow County Assistant District Attorney Ernie Lee says in court papers that the state would seek the death penalty against Jondre Lowemincey and Tharon Johnson. The pair is charged in the August 15th slayings of Camp Lejeune lance corporals Jordan Barrow and Amanda Carrithers at their home in Jacksonville near the base. Carrithers was pregnant at the time of the shootings.

Lowemincey and Johnson pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder charges. Each was a private at Camp Lejeune at the time of the slayings. They were assigned along with the victims to a supply battalion.

Police said Carrithers was shot twice in the back and Barrow was found on the walkway of a house next door, shot once in the face
and twice in the chest.