Teen charged in 5-year-old cousin's murder

Teen charged in 5-year-old cousin's murder

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Marine with Lenox, Mass. ties killed in training accident

LENOX, Mass. -- A Marine killed during a training accident in Nevada last week has family in the area.
23-year-old Lance Corporal Roger Muchnick, Jr., or "RJ" as his family called him, was from Westport, Connecticut, but his grandparents live in Lenox.
CBS6 spoke with his grandfather on Monday.  He said RJ loved being in the Marines and was a natural leader.  He also said that the family is struggling with the loss.
The funeral is planned for Friday.  The family said that RJ will be buried next to his great uncle, who also died in the line of duty.

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LENOX, Mass. (AP) -- A Marine from Connecticut who was killed in a training exercise explosion in Nevada will be laid to rest later this week in western Massachusetts.
 
   The funeral for Lance Cpl. Roger Muchnick Jr. is set for 11 a.m. Friday at St. Ann's Church in Lenox, Mass., the hometown of his maternal grandparents. He will be buried in the church's cemetery next to his great uncle, William Coakley, a Navy pilot killed in the Vietnam War in 1966.
 
   Muchnick was one of seven Marines killed on March 18 when a mortar shell exploded in its firing tube during an exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada. He was 23. The accident remains under investigation.
 
   Muchnick grew up in Westport, Conn., where he graduated from Staples High School in 2008.
 

   AP-WF-03-26-13 1158GMT

 
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