A careful young Marine has died from bullet wounds 4 months after muggers shot him point blank in the neck while he was on leave home in Cleveland from Iraq, the AP reports. Warned that a Marine could be a robbery target, Lance Cpl. Robert Crutchfield decided to carry only $8 in his pocket, a sum that infuriated his attackers. Two men have been charged in the shooting.
“They took what he had and told him since he was a Marine and didn't have any money he didn't deserve to live,” said his aunt.