President Obama’s tears shed for the children of Sandy Hook at his press conference announcing his executive actions on guns led all of the network news broadcasts, but they also reminded Americans of some high-profile gun violence victims whose deaths were never acknowledged by the administration. The president can’t be expected to express sympathy for every victim of gun violence, but as commander in chief, we hope he takes an interest in the following case.

Fox News reports that Cpl. Eric Johnson, 20, was arrested at the Marine Corps air station in Yuma, Ariz., Tuesday in connection with the New Year’s Day shooting death of Sara Mutschlechner, a 20-year-old student at the University of North Texas who was serving as the designated driver following a New Year’s Eve party:

Mutschlechner, a student at the University of North Texas in Denton, 40 miles northwest of Dallas, was fatally shot in the head after an exchange of words between people in the vehicle she was driving and a group of five or six men in a sport utility vehicle, according to police.

The arrest warrant for Johnson said the two male occupants of Mutschlechner’s vehicle told police that the SUV’s occupants said they wanted to have sex with the two women in the vehicle.

The affidavit says that when one of the men in Mutschlechner’s vehicle responded that he didn’t appreciate the comments, the driver, later identified as Johnson, displayed a handgun and indicated he would shoot. Shots were fired as the vehicles crossed through an intersection.

Kizer has said that after Mutschlechner was struck by a bullet, her vehicle hit another vehicle and crashed into an electrical pole.

A spokesman for the Marines said that Johnson, an administrative specialist who has never been deployed, joined the Marines in August 2013.

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  • Stuck_in_Ca√→

    “Marine” aka black man we refuse to acknowledge is black in order to slander all Marines.

    • steved21

      Right. If he were a “postal delivery person”, they wouldn’t identify him as such would they.

      • Stuck_in_Ca√→

        If he were white, he’d be “white guy.”

        • Perso Nasplit

          Hell, even if he were half-white(zimmerman)…..

          • Stuck_in_Ca√→

            Xactly

    • rick

      C’mon-were he white,I’m sure the headlines wouldnt’ve read,”White Marine…”.I wouldn’t headline it”Black Marine”,I’d let the mugshot do the talking,white or black.or whatever.

      • Stuck_in_Ca√→

        If he was a gas station attendant would it read, “Gas station attendant indicted in drive by shooting.”

  • FedUpWithWelfareStates

    I absolutely detest this modern day military.

    Not only has Obama gutted it, but the incompetent leaders remaining, Moral Cowards to a Man & woman, could not lead a scout troop…

  • Perso Nasplit

    We dont know all the details, but its a damn shame that moron killed that girl. I hope he gets his day in court, and then justice is served, however the outcome.

    • Kenton Clarkson

      They were at a party with this creep and his homies.
      The usual intimidating sheet happened: 5 or 6 black guys making obnoxious azzwholes of theyselves, the girl and her friends leave and they followed.
      Then he shoots her in the head.
      It’s all so understandable what with slabery and white pribridge, nomeimsayin?

    • TomJB

      He is going to get 2 days in court. Civilian then UCMJ. There is no double jeopardy there.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    So which “gun loophole” caused this crime?

    • Perso Nasplit

      I severely hope he was not issued that weapon. Maybe a marine can inform me, but in the Navy we never were issued weapons unless we needed them for a specific watch, and after watch had to immediately return them.

      • DixieAngel_76

        I think I remember reading recently that they are not allowed to have guns unless they’re in battle.

        • Perso Nasplit

          That would make sense. Especially for an “administrative specialist”

      • brotherStefan

        So, what makes you imagine that the weapon used could have been government issued?

        • Perso Nasplit

          Because he MIGHT have been issued one since he is a marine. He MIGHT have found it on the side of the road. Or bought it legally. Or made it himself. But, as a marine, he has the ability to have been assigned a weapon as part of his duties. All I said was I hope it wasnt. It doesnt take much of an imagination to understand that a marine, trained to use a weapon, might be assigned one, does it?

  • Johnny Right

    I hear Leavenworth is lovely this time of year.

    • kcinmo

      Kind of wet, cold and nasty tonight.

  • Patches O’Houlihan

    Maybe the BLM folks can use whatever Shaun King hasn’t stolen and hire him a lawyer – Not sure that it really makes much difference, he’s destined for 3 hots, a cot and more sex than he can stand and as a bonus, in Texas, they tend to kill you back…

  • I_KICK_HIPPIES

    That’s not a Marine.

  • Richard Dean Anderson

    That thing is not human.

  • Joycey

    Such a pretty little girl. Her poor family. I can’t imagine their pain. I wonder why this punk was allowed in the military. Don’t they have standards anymore?

  • Arttie the Deplorable

    They say once a Marine, always a Marine. Forgive me for thinking this individual was never a Marine.

    • oldshortfatboy

      You’re right. Once a POS, always a POS.

    • NRPax

      The term at this point is “ex Marine.”

      • Arttie the Deplorable

        Thank you

        • NRPax

          My pleasure. Folks forget that we pretty much excommunicate someone like him.

  • Dolphin654

    Another Obama rug-rat…….is there no end?

  • marine43

    This is what happens, when you make boot camp a cake walk….

  • are u freakin kidding me

    That time when you substituted social experimentation for tradition and honor.

  • DeplorableCats4all✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I absolutely hate hearing when a Marine (or any service member) commits a crime.

    How sad for everyone involved; the military can’t help everyone.

  • Grumpy

    Civilian trial or court martial?

    • RepublicanDon

      Civilian. UCMJ is for use when Civilian Criminal Code does not apply.

  • Barack Hussein Sharpton

    Black man sexually harasses White women and then kills her because she rejected him.

    Does anyone really think Obama is going to give a damn about that? He probably thinks she had it coming for rejecting a brutha.

  • oldshortfatboy

    His momma will soon be saying, “He a good boy, he dindo nuffins.” Bastard deserves a bullet between the eyeballs.

  • LucienCordier

    Since the suspect and his pals had just “performed” as the Daytona Boyz at the same party miss Mutschlechner was leaving, a more accurate headline would be “THUG RAPPER ARRESTED AFTER SEXUALLY HARASSING AND MURDERING COLLEGE STUDENT”.

  • san rafael blue

    The young man doesn’t look all that bright. Low Emotional I.Q.,I know I could be mistaken. He looks like a 20 y/o who thinks like a 13 y/o. An updated (and lethal) version of dipping her braids into the inkwell at school. Have Marine recruiters stopped checking for psyche fitness?

  • RepublicanDon

    If you called for volunteers to form a firing squad, I suspect the entire Corps would step forward.

    • inveniam

      Not to disparage my brothers in arms but the good ones are getting out. Theres a remnant–but its dwindling–you might say that Marines would step forward. How this one got through training is a testament to the “new military–obama’s military” and its high ideals.

  • Rick Owen

    Is an “administrative specialist” some kind of file clerk?

    • Moosejaw50

      I guess so. The ‘Radar’ O’Reilly of the Corp (in this case much less useful). Much like Yeoman in the Navy.

  • inveniam

    welcome to the new military.. Obama’s military

  • spaceycakes

    this is a shame to the Corps

  • Terry Newberry

    A Remington Raider

  • Jerry Shelton

    When the get done trashing the USMC over this they will start to go after the weapon that was used. It is the best way to advance the ban guns and military agenda

  • RockyMountainBeerMan

    5 bucks says Osama invites him the the white house.