Fort Polk man gets 30 years in soldier's death - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Fort Polk man gets 30 years in soldier's death

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LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A 28-year-old Army veteran, who pleaded guilty in June to second-degree murder in the 2010 slaying of a soldier at Fort Polk, has been sentenced in federal court in Lake Charles.

KPLC-TV reports ( ) Marcus Carey was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison in the death of Byron Whitcomb, of Whitefish, Mont., and for the attempted murder of another soldier, Howard Alley.

Carey, sentenced Tuesday, admitted killing Whitcomb by striking him with a hammer and stabbing him multiple times. He also admitted to trying to kill Alley, who also was based at the Vernon Parish-based Army base.


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