Former marine sentenced for fatally shooting fellow marine

Former marine sentenced for fatally shooting fellow marine

© Alvin Reed Lovely © Alvin Reed Lovely
© Christian Carney © Christian Carney

YUMA, AZ - A former camp Pendleton-based marine has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in connection to the shooting death of a fellow marine in an incident over drug money.

A judge in Orange County, California sentenced 24-year-old Alvin Reed Lovely for killing 20-year-old Stephen Serrano.

Serrano was shot to death in an isolated area in San Clemente in 2008.

Lovely entered a plea deal and plead guilty to lesser charges of voluntary manslaughter and making criminal threats with a sentencing enhancement for using a gun.

Prosecutors say lovely and 25-year-old former marine, Christian Carney, suspected Serrano had broken into Carney's room and stolen cocaine and ecstasy money.

Carney was convicted of first-degree murder, making criminal threats and attempting to dissuade a witness.

He was sentenced earlier to nearly 29 years in prison.

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