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Marine Given Life For Killing Fellow Marine

A Camp Lejeune Marine was sentenced to life without parole after admitting he killed a fellow Marine on base in 2009.

Private Jonathan Law, 22, 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.

The 20-year-old private will also receive a dishonorable discharge from the Marine Corps, and forfeiture of all pay and allowances.

The sentencing came after a two-day hearing before a military judge on base.

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The sentencing hearing for Camp Lejeune marine, Jonathan Law, who confessed to killing a comrade on base has ended for the day with no decision. It will pick back up Thursday.

Private Law admitted to 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. A military judge will hand down the sentence.

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A Camp Lejeune Marine is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday after admitting he killed a fellow Marine on base in 2009.

Private Jonathan Law, 22, 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 Law remains in the brig ahead of his sentencing.

The maximum punishment the judge could impose is life imprisonment, with or without parole, total forfeiture of all pay and allowances and a bad conduct discharge.


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