Alleged LA Gang Members Charged with Killing Marine

Marine pallbearers prepare the flag-draped coffin with the remains of Lance Corporal Carlos A. Segovia-Lopez, the 19-year-old Marine who died on Sept. 19, during a funeral service, Oct. 5, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Al Seib /Los Angeles Times via AP)
Marine pallbearers prepare the flag-draped coffin with the remains of Lance Corporal Carlos A. Segovia-Lopez, the 19-year-old Marine who died on Sept. 19, during a funeral service, Oct. 5, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Al Seib /Los Angeles Times via AP)

LOS ANGELES  — Three alleged gang members have been charged in the death of a Marine who was gunned down in a car while visiting Los Angeles.

Oscar Aguilar and Esau Rios were charged Tuesday with murder while a third man was charged being an accessory after the fact. It's unknown whether they have lawyers.

Prosecutors say 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Carlos Segovia Lopez was on leave from Camp Pendleton in September when he was shot in the head in South Los Angeles. He died three days later at a hospital.

Segovia was a native of El Salvador who joined the Marine Corps after high school, where he volunteered with a group that helps the homeless.

Aguilar and Rios could face potential life sentences if convicted.

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