Marine facing murder trial for deadly shooting at Camp Lejeune barracks

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (WITN) – A Camp Lejeune Marine who is accused of killing a fellow Marine last year in a barracks room will go to court-martial later this year.

Cpl. Jesse Bopp is charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter, and violation of a lawful general order by wrongfully, possessing, carrying, displaying, firing, and discharging a weapon.

Killed in the October 18th shooting was Lance Corporal Austin Schwenk.

Schwenk was born in Onslow County, but lived in Painsville Township, Ohio, according to his obituary.

Both Marines were part of the 6th Marine Regiment at Camp Lejeune, and were electro-optical ordance repairers, according to the 2nd Marine Division.

Bopp joined the Marines in January of 2019 and is being held at the Camp Lejeune brig beyond the end of his current enlistment.

The 2nd Marine Division says his court-martial is set to begin on November 4th at Camp Lejeune.

If found guilty, the maximum penalty for murder is the death penalty or life without parole, while manslaughter carries a 10 to 20-year sentence.

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