Former Camp Lejeune Marine and girlfriend admit to killing his wife

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A former Camp Lejeune Marine and his girlfriend admitted to killing his wife.

Prosecutors said Marquis Cheatham and Dominique Atkinson plotted and carried out the murder of 20-year-old Ashley Cheatham in 2013.

Both Atkinson and Cheatham wanted the victim out of the picture so they could be together. Ashley was killed in the middle of a Montgomery Neighborhood.

According to CNN affiliate WSFA, Atkinson pleaded guilty to murder Monday in connection with the death. Cheatham, the victim’s husband, and Atkinson’s boyfriend, previously pleaded guilty to murder in the case on March 10, 2016.

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