A Marine has been found guilty at a court-martial in the shooting that killed another Marine in South Carolina nine months ago.
A military court delivered the verdict Jan. 6 in the case of Cpl. Spencer Daily, 21, of Youngstown, Ohio, the Raleigh News & Observer reported Friday.
Daily was sentenced to nearly six years in a military prison.
MARINE ACCUSED OF SHOOTING, KILLING ANOTHER MARINE IN SOUTH CAROLINA
The April shooting in a barracks at U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort killed Cpl. Tyler Wallingford, 21, of Standish, Maine.
Marine Cpl. Spencer Daily, 21, left, was convicted at a court-martial in the shooting death of Cpl. Tyler Wallingford in South Carolina last April.
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The two Marines served with the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron as aircraft ordnance technicians.
Naval Criminal Investigative Services told the paper that Daily claimed he pointed a gun at Wallingford and accidentally shot him.
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Daily claimed at the time that he was playing a video game with Wallingford and had been drinking.
NCIS said he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and willful discharge of a firearm under circumstances endangering human life, the paper reported.
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Wallingford’s aunt Amy Hansen said her nephew loved adventures and had been a firefighter in Maine and South Carolina, the Bangor Daily News reported Sunday.
“He loved the outdoors and loved skydiving,” she said. “He was a true adventure seeker.”