Sailor arrested in Camp Pendleton shooting death of seaman
Posted on July 24, 2009
Filed Under Uncategorized
SAN DIEGO – A sailor was charged Thursday with fatally shooting and burning Seaman August Provost during an alleged burst of crime June 30 at Camp Pendleton.
In announcing the charges, Navy officials suggested that Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Campos killed his victim indiscriminately. They again said there’s no evidence of a hate crime against Provost, who was gay, or of gang-related activity.
Campos, 32, of Lancaster, had served with Provost on Assault Craft Unit 5. He faces 16 charges, including murder, arson, unlawful entry, theft of military property and wrongful possession of a firearm, Capt. Matt Brown, a spokesman for Navy Region Southwest, said during a news conference Thursday afternoon at the San Diego Naval Base.
The Navy hasn’t announced a date for Campos’ pretrial hearing, called an Article 32 hearing.
San Diego Union Tribune –
Human Rights Campaign Statement on Death of San Diego Area Sailor
Gay sailor’s family blames military after his death
Gay Sailor Found Dead On Marine Base In Suspected Homicide
Rep. Bob Filner (D-Chula Vista) said today that…