CORINTH, Miss. (AP) - A Marine who was shot to death at a Virginia base is being described as a warm-hearted country boy from the South who grew up in the Pentecostal church and even preached a few times.
Military officials say 23-year-old Jacob Wooley of Mississippi was killed by Sgt. Eusebio Lopez on Thursday at the Marine Corps Base Quantico in northern Virginia. Lopez also shot 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Sara Castromata to death before he killed himself.
The Marines say the three worked at a school that tests Marines who want to become officers, but they have not released their relationship or a motive for the shooting.
Tiffany Wood says she has been friends with Wooley since they were teens. She says he didn't have any enemies and would help anyone he could.