Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) underway from the shipyards in Pascagoula, Mississippi, in 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A Michigan native in the U.S. Coast Guard has been charged with the murder of a fellow shipmate.

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Capt. Maxsimiliano Alvarado (Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office)

An officer assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base is being held without bond in the Okaloosa County Jail on a felony charge of sexual battery.

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Lance Cpl. Carlos Segovia Lopez (U.S. Marine Corps photo)

Two gang members were sentenced Monday for the senseless slaying of a 19-year-old Marine who saw them trying to break into a car in Los Angeles and confronted them, prosecutors said.

A judge sentenced 28-year-old Oscar Aguilar to 100 years to life in state prison and 31-year-old Esau Rios to 50 years to life in state prison for the first-degree murder on a dark street three years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.

The men shot and killed Lance Cpl. Carlos Segovia Lopez on Sept. 16, 2016, shortly after he left his girlfriend's house while on leave from Camp Pendleton, a jury found.

Aguilar approached Segovia at Rio's direction and shot him once in the head as the Marine was sitting in his car, according to court testimony.

Segovia was placed on life support with little brain function and died three days later at a hospital.

A third defendant, Ricky Valente, 21, pleaded no contest to one count of accessory after the fact in June 2018. He was later placed on three years of formal probation under the terms of a negotiated plea agreement.

Aguilar and Rios were known gang members, according to testimony.

All three defendants were residents of the neighborhood where the shooting occurred.

"They shot a Marine. They shot a community leader," family friend Claudia Perez previously told the Los Angeles Times. "It was not gang-on-gang violence like you normally see on South L.A. streets. He left a base to see his family and was murdered in the streets."

Mom Sandra Lopez told told NBC in Los Angeles that her son's death was a "big loss to the USA."


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Talk about a punishment that fits the crime: a pair of Montana men who lied about serving in military to get their cases to a state veterans court ended up getting an extra lesson in respect for the U.S. armed forces.

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A former doctor at an Arkansas Veteran Affairs hospital was charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three veterans to whom he allegedly provided false diagnoses.

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30th Armored Brigade Combat Team Bradley Fighting Vehicle scans for its moment of opportunity to attack opposing forces in Ujen Military Training Village at the National Training Center on Ft. Irwin, CA July 14, 2019 as part of Operation Hickory Sting. (U.S. Army/Spc. Brianna Lawrence)

A career Fort Worth defense contractor who spent time in prison for lying to the government is in trouble again for similar conduct, which investigators say could have compromised troop safety and led to the disclosure of U.S. technology secrets to foreign governments.

Ross Hyde, 63, has been charged in federal court with making false claims about the type of aluminum he provided under a contract for aircraft landing gear, court records show. He faces up to five years in prison, if convicted.

Hyde, a machinist, has said in court documents that he's worked in the industry all his life. His latest company, Vista Machining Co., has supplied the Pentagon with parts for tanks, aircraft and other military equipment — mostly hardware and machined metals — since 2008. But inspectors said many of his products were cheap replacements, some illegally obtained from China, which he tried to hide from the government.

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