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Sailor Kills Marine After Lie About Rape
My Way ^ | October 23, 2006 | SONJA BARISIC

Posted on 10/23/2006 5:09:14 PM PDT by Kaslin

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A sailor pleaded guilty Monday to abducting and killing a Marine corporal he thought had been involved in a gang rape. The rape turned out to be a lie, but the truth surfaced too late.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Cooper Jackson, 23, pleaded guilty Monday to premeditated murder, kidnapping, impersonating a Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent and obstruction of justice in connection with the death of Cpl. Justin L. Huff, 23.

In exchange for his guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to spare him a possible death sentence.

Federal agents had testified at his Article 32 hearing, the military equivalent of a grand jury investigation, that Jackson had been fooled into falling in love with a woman who called herself Samantha and made up a story about being raped by servicemen.

"Samantha" turned out to be Ashley Elrod, a 22-year-old hotel clerk on North Carolina's Outer Banks, who testified that she lied about being raped. She said she "might have" told Jackson that one of the Marines was named Huff or Huffman, and she said Jackson called her after Huff was killed. Elrod has not been charged.

During his court-martial, Jackson told the Navy judge how he posed as an NCIS agent and took Huff to North Carolina to get information about the purported rape. He said he then slit Huff's throat and buried the body to avoid being caught.

"I'd broken several laws and I had a missing Marine with me," Jackson said at his hearing Monday. "Quite frankly, I was scared of the consequences of what would happen, of being caught, more so than I was of the consequences of taking his life."

If the judge accepts the plea, Jackson could be sentenced to life in prison with or without the possibility of parole, said his lawyer, Don Marcari. The sentencing phase was to begin Tuesday.

Huff, 23, of Indianapolis, was reported missing Jan. 2 after he didn't show up for class at the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center in Virginia Beach, where Jackson also was a student.

Agents said Jackson, of Boones Mill, confessed when they questioned him Jan. 12. The next day, he led agents to Huff's body in a wooded area in Currituck County, N.C., just south of the Virginia-North Carolina border.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: anamericansoldier; banglist; courtmarshal; fakehatecrimes; stringhimup; ucmj
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This is sad
1 posted on 10/23/2006 5:09:16 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Same topic.
2 posted on 10/23/2006 5:11:52 PM PDT by upchuck (Eventually the Islamofascists must be destroyed. The longer we wait, the bloodier it is going to be.)
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To: Kaslin
GET WOMEN OUT OF OUR MILITARY. This sh*t has gone on long enough.
3 posted on 10/23/2006 5:12:30 PM PDT by Jaysun (Idiot Muslims. They're just dying to have sex orgies.)
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To: Jaysun

What did any of this have to do with women in the military?


4 posted on 10/23/2006 5:15:39 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Jaysun

What on earth are you talking about? What woman in this story is in the military????


5 posted on 10/23/2006 5:16:10 PM PDT by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com)
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To: Kaslin

That stupid girl, Ashley Elrod, ought to be charged with something. It's outrageous that her lie caused this to happen!


6 posted on 10/23/2006 5:16:20 PM PDT by fishergirl (Choose your vices carefully, then be loyal to them.)
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To: Kaslin
Death to this idiot and the same for the witch who instigated this horrible crime. Geez, what an awful deal for the poor victim and his family.

LBT
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7 posted on 10/23/2006 5:17:44 PM PDT by LiberalBassTurds (Al Qaeda needs to know we are fluent in the "dialogue of bullets.")
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To: LiberalBassTurds

Really.
susie


8 posted on 10/23/2006 5:20:41 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: Kaslin

PLENTY of pictures of the victim on Google News, etc., but not one that I could find of Jackson. I wonder why?


9 posted on 10/23/2006 5:21:29 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Kaslin

Note that all of this happened in January of 2006. The headline suggests that this just happened.


10 posted on 10/23/2006 5:23:06 PM PDT by tdewey10 (Can we please take out iran's nuclear capability before they start using it?)
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To: LibWhacker

"PLENTY of pictures of the victim on Google News, etc., but not one that I could find of Jackson. I wonder why?"






LOL I had posted this on the earlier thread.

"I give up, I wanted to see what a man that would do such a thing looks like, but it seems he is a murderer and a serviceman without a picture, I'm also curious what the woman looks like, and what charges she is facing, in all the stories I looked at on the net I couldn't find a picture of either of them.

I did see a picture of the victim who's throat was slit, he was a square jawed, intelligent looking Marine."


11 posted on 10/23/2006 5:26:17 PM PDT by ansel12 ( sin holds a sway over their lives to the point where boldness begins to be craved.)
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To: Kaslin

What a dumbass


12 posted on 10/23/2006 5:38:09 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: fishergirl

I agree


13 posted on 10/23/2006 5:39:02 PM PDT by Kaslin (No matter what the left says. G.W. Bush will be remembered as the best president of this century)
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To: tdewey10

I guess that is because the article is about the trial, not when the crime happened


14 posted on 10/23/2006 5:42:23 PM PDT by Kaslin (No matter what the left says. G.W. Bush will be remembered as the best president of this century)
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To: Jaysun
"Samantha" turned out to be Ashley Elrod, a 22-year-old hotel clerk on North Carolina's Outer Banks

RIF

15 posted on 10/23/2006 5:42:47 PM PDT by ASA Vet (If you know how many firearms you have, you don't have enough yet.)
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To: brytlea
Wanna really get your blood boiling Susie. The murdered Marine served two tours of duty in Iraq.

"Huff was assigned to the Brigade Service Support Group 1, First Marine Logistics Group, Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, Calif. He had served two combat tours in Iraq."

Someone get a rope.

LBT
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16 posted on 10/23/2006 5:44:42 PM PDT by LiberalBassTurds (Al Qaeda needs to know we are fluent in the "dialogue of bullets.")
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To: LiberalBassTurds

I imagine it's pretty hard for the marine's family to deal with the stupidity of this crime. A stupid girl, a stupid guy and a totally innocent man, who was doing something honorable and good is dead. And they will probably both live long lives.
susie


17 posted on 10/23/2006 5:54:41 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: ansel12

GMTA! :-)


18 posted on 10/23/2006 6:12:45 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Jaysun

The woman in question was a hotel clerk.


19 posted on 10/23/2006 6:13:50 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Kaslin
Rule Number One from the Vigilante Handbook:

Make sure you have the right guy.

Rule Number Two:

Make sure the accuser isn't some spaced-out crack whore crying wolf.

20 posted on 10/23/2006 6:15:20 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: Kaslin

They are both so damm dumb. I hope that girl gets boils. Leprosy, stds.


21 posted on 10/23/2006 6:17:18 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys-Reagan and Bush)
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To: Kaslin

It is indeed very sad.

I really do wish that women would not make up stories about rape. It is a topic not to lie about.


22 posted on 10/23/2006 6:18:06 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: ansel12
This is the sweathog that Marine got killed for, my dog wouldn't do that POS!
23 posted on 10/23/2006 6:25:48 PM PDT by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: Boazo

Golly, is that really a picture of her?


24 posted on 10/23/2006 6:30:35 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: BlackVeil

Yes it sure is.I'll be back with a video link.


25 posted on 10/23/2006 6:32:31 PM PDT by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: BlackVeil

http://www.wavy.com/Global/story.asp?S=5570329&nav=23ii
It's the second one down


26 posted on 10/23/2006 6:36:58 PM PDT by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: Kaslin

It fills me with dread that the moron was going to Intelligence School.


27 posted on 10/23/2006 6:43:09 PM PDT by em2vn
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To: Boazo
I'll be back with a video link.

Gasp! Groan! No ... have mercy. Not a video of her as well!

This murderer must be such a dumbbell. My heart goes out to the dead man's family.

28 posted on 10/23/2006 6:44:26 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: BlackVeil

I guess Jackson didn't get his rid of his sea legs yet, or his sea eyes. Yikes!


29 posted on 10/23/2006 6:49:56 PM PDT by stevio (Red-Blooded Crunchy Con American Male (NRA))
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To: stevio

To be fair, the camera adds ten pounds.


30 posted on 10/23/2006 7:11:16 PM PDT by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: Boazo

This is very odd, I can't find a photo of Jackson anywhere.


31 posted on 10/23/2006 7:54:48 PM PDT by ansel12 ( sin holds a sway over their lives to the point where boldness begins to be craved.)
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To: brytlea
I imagine it's pretty hard for the marine's family to deal with the stupidity of this crime. A stupid girl, a stupid guy and a totally innocent man, who was doing something honorable and good is dead. And they will probably both live long lives.

I agree Susie. You summed-up my thoughts exactly. What a waste.

LBT
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32 posted on 10/23/2006 8:01:28 PM PDT by LiberalBassTurds (Al Qaeda needs to know we are fluent in the "dialogue of bullets.")
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To: Boazo
OMFG, you have got to be kidding me. And an insanity defense didn't work?

LBT
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33 posted on 10/23/2006 8:04:00 PM PDT by LiberalBassTurds (Al Qaeda needs to know we are fluent in the "dialogue of bullets.")
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To: Boazo

After seein' the photo I think Jackson DESERVES death.


34 posted on 10/23/2006 8:08:11 PM PDT by Navy Patriot
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To: Boazo
To be fair, the camera adds ten pounds.

so just how many cameras did they have on that woman? :)

35 posted on 10/24/2006 12:36:26 AM PDT by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: Kaslin
Between the two of them, Jackson and Elrod sound like they don't have a pair of brain cells to rub together.

What complete wastes of DNA.

36 posted on 10/24/2006 12:40:36 AM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Boazo

jealousy over THAT?!?


37 posted on 10/24/2006 12:44:41 AM PDT by drlevy88
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To: fishergirl

She maybe could be sued by the family for defamation... she'll never see a jail.


38 posted on 10/24/2006 12:47:10 AM PDT by drlevy88
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To: em2vn; Boazo; martin_fierro; dighton; aculeus
It fills me with dread that the moron was going to Intelligence School.

Jackson had been fooled into falling in love with a woman who called herself Samantha <<<

That's a whole lot of foolin'. How did he manage not to pass out before reaching the required beer intoxication level... what - three, no four kegs on an empty stomach?

39 posted on 10/24/2006 12:56:39 AM PDT by Thinkin' Gal (As it was in the days of NO...)
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To: Kaslin

Apparently the sailor never met her but talked to her on the phone and probably email. He should just hang himself now that he knows. Not only did he kill an innocent man, but he killed him over that "thing".

Sounds like she enticed him to commit a crime. He committed the crime and should be put down for his actions, but she should also pay the price.


40 posted on 10/24/2006 12:59:52 AM PDT by commonguymd
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To: commonguymd

absolutely flaking psycho nuts


41 posted on 10/24/2006 1:02:17 AM PDT by drlevy88
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To: drlevy88

"absolutely flaking psycho nuts"

both were nucking futs.


42 posted on 10/24/2006 1:07:22 AM PDT by commonguymd
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To: commonguymd

How likely is it that some murderously scheming female will find a willing dupe in the service. And that without ever seeing the dupe face to face. Bizarro.


43 posted on 10/24/2006 1:12:15 AM PDT by drlevy88
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To: Thinkin' Gal

From the story, Jackson had never met this Ashley Elrod, but "fell in love with the woman he knew as Samantha over the phone." ... "Between the two, I think in 57 days there was almost 1500 calls between the both of them."

Sounds like a phone sex thing. She probably described herself as very sexy looking. She may very well have a sexy voice on the phone.


44 posted on 10/24/2006 1:21:21 AM PDT by Screaming_Gerbil (Let's Roll...)
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To: Boazo

LOL!


45 posted on 10/24/2006 5:55:00 AM PDT by stevio (Red-Blooded Crunchy Con American Male (NRA))
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To: LiberalBassTurds; Navy Patriot; freepatriot32; drlevy88; Thinkin' Gal; stevio

She's on MySpace, go's by the name Half Ton.


46 posted on 10/24/2006 6:15:43 PM PDT by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: Boazo

LOL. She's lying there too. She goes the full ton...for sure. :-)

LBT
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47 posted on 10/24/2006 9:48:42 PM PDT by LiberalBassTurds (Al Qaeda needs to know we are fluent in the "dialogue of bullets.")
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To: Boazo

Haha. That was funny!


48 posted on 10/24/2006 9:54:55 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: drlevy88

I wouldn't be surprized if the dead guy never even knew who she was.


49 posted on 10/24/2006 9:57:14 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: fishergirl
That stupid girl, Ashley Elrod, ought to be charged with something.

I've often thought that there needs to be a law that falsely accusing someone of a crime would be a crime itself that would carry the same penalty as that crime.

It would be justice if she served the same amount of time as a rapist.

50 posted on 10/24/2006 10:46:34 PM PDT by Dave Olson
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