Sailor charged with murder commits suicide

CAMP PENDLETON, CA -- (AP) -- The U.S. Navy says a sailor charged with the murder of a seaman has committed suicide in the brig at Camp Pendleton.

A Navy news release says Petty Officer Jonathan Campos, of Lancaster, was found unresponsive in his cell Friday afternoon. He was rushed to the base hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Officials say the apparent cause of death was asphyxiation. The release says Campos had last been checked early Friday afternoon.

Campos was charged with murder and other offenses in the June 30 shooting death of August Provost. Provost, a 29-year-old seaman from Houston, was shot several times in the sentry station at Camp Pendleton.

Officials say Campos and Provost were both assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5.

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