SUSPECT IN GAY SAILOR'S DEATH COMMITS SUICIDE...

  • HndsmKansan

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    Aug 01, 2009 1:42 PM GMT
    CNN) -- A sailor accused of killing another sailor was found dead in his cell in a southern California military jail, officials said Friday.


    Seaman August Provost, shown on his MySpace page, was killed while on sentry duty at Camp Pendleton.

    Petty Officer Jonathan Campos was found dead in the brig at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego, a military statement said.

    The cause of death was self-inflicted asphyxiation, according to the statement.

    Campos had been charged with murder in the June 30 shooting death of Seaman August Provost.

    Provost was killed while he was standing guard as a sentry for the Assault Craft Unit 5 compound at Camp Pendleton, officials said. Authorities also said Provost's body was set on fire at his guard post.

    Provost's family believed that he was killed partly because of his sexual orientation.

    However, a spokesman for Camp Pendleton, where the shooting took place, said there was no indication early in the investigation that the killing was a hate crime.

    Along with the murder charge, Campos was facing charges of drug use, larceny, burglary, theft, arson and unlawful handling of a deceased individual.
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    Aug 01, 2009 2:46 PM GMT
    However, a spokesman for Camp Pendleton, where the shooting took place, said there was no indication early in the investigation that the killing was a hate crime.

    As usual. They know it even early on. How cool izat. Mind readers? Ouija?
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    Aug 01, 2009 10:27 PM GMT
    They always make the disclaimer
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    Aug 01, 2009 10:29 PM GMT
    Good riddance
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    Aug 02, 2009 6:47 PM GMT
    He "mysteriously" died from asphyxiation. Suicide my ass. Watch this shit go away. I love the military for all that they do for us in regards to freedom. But they do some really shady shit sometimes.