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Former Marine gets 51 years for slaying of Navy veteran


Last updated 7/9/2018 at 3:39pm

FALLBROOK – Former Camp Pendleton Marine Cpl. Kevin Albert Richard Coset, who admitted to killing Navy veteran and Army reservist Alvin Bulaoro in a Fallbrook hotel in 2012, was sentenced June 15, to 51 years to life in prison.

Coset, in March, pleaded guilty to murder and allegations he used a gun and a knife to take the life of Bulaoro, who was stabbed 44 times and shot twice in the head. In exchange for the plea, prosecutors dropped a special circumstance allegation that could have sent Coset to prison for life without parole.

Coset and 24-year-old Bulaoro were allegedly involved in...

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