US Marine Corps

A Marine based in Washington, D.C., has been charged with murder, negligent homicide, involuntary homicide, and other offenses for allegedly killing another Marine by jokingly pointing his pistol at him and pulling the trigger, according to a charge sheet provided to Task & Purpose.

The incident happened on Jan. 1 at Marine Barracks Washington. Lance Cpl. Riley S. Kuznia was shot around 5 a.m., and pronounced dead nearly an hour later at a local hospital.

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The former captain of the destroyer USS Fitzgerald has been referred to a general court-martial in connection with a deadly 2017 collision that killed seven sailors, but he will not face a charge of negligent homicide.

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