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Camp Lejeune Marine charged in death of civilian contractor

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Camp Lejeune officials say Cpl. Benjamin Marisic is a rifleman assigned to the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines. Camp Lejeune officials say Cpl. Benjamin Marisic is a rifleman assigned to the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines.
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. -

Authorities say a 24-year-old Marine at Camp Lejeune has been charged with killing a former deputy from Crestview, Fla., at a shooting at his Jacksonville home.

Police said they arrested Cpl. Benjamin Marisic shortly after officers were called to his home around 3:45 a.m. Friday and found 39-year-old Dale Smith dead.

Investigators are trying to determine a motive for the shooting.

Authorities say Smith was a civilian contractor. He worked for the sheriff offices in Okaloosa County and Bay County in the past decade.

Camp Lejeune officials say Marisic is a rifleman assigned to the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines. They say he is a Pittsburgh native who joined the Marines in 2009 and spent six months deployed to Afghanistan in 2011. It wasn't known if he had a lawyer.

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