LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A Fort Polk man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in federal court.
According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley, 28-year-old Marcus Patterson Carey pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi to the second-degree murder of one soldier and attempted murder of another soldier at Fort Polk.
Finley said 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.
Carey also reportedly admitted to attempting to kill a second person by striking that person with a hammer and stabbing that person multiple times.
Finley said sentencing in the case is set for Sept. 19.
The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation. Finley and Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel J. McCoy are prosecuting the case.