1972 Camp Lejeune Marine Murder Update

Police in Illinois have arrested a third former Marine in connection with the 1972 shooting death of a Camp Lejeune Marine sergeant.

The Daily News of Jacksonville reports that 56-year-old Rodger Gill of Athens, Ill., was taken into custody by Danville, Ill., police last Friday on an indictment handed down by an Onslow County grand jury last week.

Gill is charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of Sgt. William Miller.

Vickie Miller Hayden Cooper Babbitt and former Cape Carteret and Belhaven police chief George Hayden were charged last September
with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in
Miller's death. Hayden was released on a $350,000 bond in November,
and Babbitt was released on a $400,000 bond in December. She
returned to her home in Oregon.

Information from: The Daily News, http://www.jdnews.com


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 20, 2009 at 02:06 PM
    You are correct, it does sound like he is more than a witness, but I have yet to find any thing,an article or comment or anything else where he is accused of being other than a witness. That is the information I am looking for. I have read several articles where he was broght in as a states witness, but what led to the murder charge, even the "babysitter" said he witnessed it, and if he did and she knew he did, what makes her any better than him?
  • by Wondering Location: CT on Feb 15, 2009 at 05:08 AM
    Why were George and Vicky held on 400,000 and 350,000 dollars bail and this new guy is being held on 5 million dollars bail. Sounds like he is more than a witness.
  • by db on Jan 23, 2009 at 08:06 PM
    How quick we are to judge. What happened to innocent until proven guilty? From what I have read Rodger was arrested on hearsay that he witnessed the murder, I don’t know if he did or didn’t but I think we all need to remember that was 36 years ago and they were all very young, I am not saying that as an excuse, but when did being a witness become a crime. If being quiet is crime enough to arrest rodger they why wasn’t it crime enough to arrest the “babysitter”? I have been following this story and have still yet to see anything that says he was involved other than being a “witness”
  • by Anonymous on Jan 22, 2009 at 01:21 AM
    This is probably the man who done the murder. Maybe this time they can release George on all charges and let him live his life.
  • by Jorjia Location: Jacksonville on Jan 20, 2009 at 03:37 PM
    I found this site with all of the information on this case: http://miraclesstillhappen36yearslater.blogspot.com/
  • by Geez on Jan 19, 2009 at 11:31 AM
    Tell us again what part he played in this? I read the story but can't remember that detail...
  • by Keith on Jan 19, 2009 at 10:55 AM
    It is about time they found the person that did it.
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