Camp Pendleton Marine accused of murder to be arraigned
VISTA (CNS) - A Camp Pendleton Marine corporal accused in the slaying of a Navy veteran whose body was found inside his SUV in Fallbrook was scheduled to be arraigned Monday.
Kevin Albert Richard Coset, 23, was taken into custody Feb. 22 at Camp Pendleton after homicide detectives obtained a warrant for his arrest, said San Diego County sheriff's Capt. Duncan Fraser.
He is expected to be arraigned on charges of murder and allegations that he used a knife and a firearm in the killing of 24-year-old Alvin Bulaoro. If convicted, Coset would face 61 years to life in prison.
The victim's body, showing signs of trauma, was found on the evening of Jan. 3 zipped inside a sleeping bag in the backseat of his own Toyota 4Runner in a parking lot in the 1100 block of South Mission Road, Fraser said.
Members of Bulaoro's family found the SUV after previously reporting him missing. They had last seen him on Dec. 21, Fraser said.
No alleged motive for the slaying was released.
Bulaoro was a U.S. Navy veteran who later served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve. The victim worked as an administrator in a family-owned home health care business.