Charges could come this week for Marine accused of killing fellow Marine.

An enlisted Marine suspected in the beating death of a…

An enlisted Marine suspected in the beating death of a fellow Marine at Camp Pendleton earlier this month is recovering from an apparent suicide attempt and could be formally charged in a matter of days, authorities said Monday.

The suspect’s name and rank still hasn’t been announced, and authorities remain tight-lipped about the slaying, which occurred in a barracks room at the base the night of Nov. 5.

Authorities were called to the barracks at 1 a.m. Nov. 6 where they said they found Lance Cpl. Mario

Arias Jr. dead in his room from what was later described as a severe beating.

The killing reportedly took place after the 19-year-old Arias confronted the suspect about his drinking, according to sources who have spoken to the North County Times.

Source: Mark Walker for NC Times.

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