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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 18, 2013

Fort Polk man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for second degree murder, attempted murder

LAKE CHARLES, La. –United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that Marcus Patterson Carey, 28, of Canton, Ohio, was sentenced on October 8, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi, to 30 years in prison for second degree murder and 20 years in prison for attempted second degree murder with both sentences to be served concurrently.  He was also ordered to serve five years of supervised release.  Carey pleaded guilty on June 12, 2013.

Carey admitted that on June 19, 2010, he killed a Fort Polk soldier by striking him with a hammer and stabbing him multiple times.  He also admitted to attempting to kill a former soldier by striking that person with a hammer and stabbing that person multiple times as well.

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 prosecuted the case.

Updated January 26, 2015