Marine Sentenced 27 Months For Shooting Fellow Troop

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) - A Camp Pendleton Marine has been
sentenced to 27 months behind bars and given a bad-conduct
discharge for fatally shooting a fellow Marine while deployed in

Twenty-three-year-old Corporal Douglas Sullivan acknowledged he
was playing with another Marine's rifle when he lifted it to his shoulder, flipped off the safety, aimed at Lance Corporal Kristopher Cody Warren and pulled the trigger.

Sullivan, of Hamilton, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter. He said he did not believe the gun was
loaded when he fired.

He and Warren were on late-night duty in a radio operations room near the Jordanian border when the shooting happened in November 2006.

Warren, from Georgia, was 19.
Information from: North County Times,

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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