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Murder Trial Set For February In Brutal Slaying Of Camp Pendleton Marine

Camp Pendleton Marine Lance Cpl. Darren Evans will face court-martial in February for the premeditated murder of his roommate, 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Mario Arias.

A Marine Corps spokesman told Camp Pendleton Patch the trial will begin on February 4.

As Home Post previously reported, Arias was found dead in his Camp Pendleton barracks on November 6, 2011. Evans, who was 19 at the time, allegedly attacked Arias with the claw ...

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Camp Pendleton Marine to Face Court Martial for Savage Beating Death

Camp Pendleton Marine Lance Cpl. Darren J. Evans, accused of savagely beating to death roommate Lance Cpl. Mario Arias, will be court-martialed for the crime.

The North County Times reports Lance Cpl. Evans, 19, will be tried on charges of premeditated murder for allegedly attacking Arias with the claw end of a crowbar, resulting in nine different head wounds on the victim.

Arias, 19, was found dead in his Camp ...

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Camp Pendleton Marine Pleads Guilty To Killing Fellow Marine

Camp Pendleton Marine Lance Cpl. Darren Evans has pleaded guilty in the 2011 beating death of his roommate, Lance Cpl. Mario Arias.

Camp Pendleton Patch reports Evans told a military judge during a plea hearing this week that although he did not remember committing the crime, the overwhelming amount of forensic evidence (including his fingerprints on the murder weapon) persuaded him that he was the perpetrator:

“Based on that, I ...

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