A Camp Lejeune Marine admits he killed a fellow Marine on base last year.
Private Jonathan Law changed his plea this morning to guilty. The 22-year-old Law, who is from Clark County, Nevada, was charged with the November 6th, 2009 murder of Corporal Joshua Hartzell.
Hartzell's body was found in the woods across from his barracks and the base says he died from blunt force trauma to the head. Law was found with what appeared to be self-inflicted wounds.
Marines say the next step will be sentencing which is scheduled for January 19th. In the meantime Law remains in the brig.
The maximum punishment Law faces is life in prison without parole, forfeiture of all pay and allowances and a dishonorable discharge.