Fort Polk man pleads guilty to second degree murder, attempted murder

LAKE CHARLES – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that Marcus Patterson Carey, 28, of Fort Polk, La., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi to second degree murder of one soldier and attempted murder of another soldier at the Fort Polk Military Reservation.

According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, Carey admitted that on June 19, 2010 he killed one victim at Fort Polk by striking the person with a hammer and stabbing the person multiple times. He also admitted to attempting to kill a second person by striking that person with a hammer and stabbing that person multiple times.

Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 19, 2013. The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation. United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley and Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel J. McCoy are prosecuting the case.

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