NC Marine and girlfriend admit to killing his wife

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Ashley McCarthy Cheatham

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

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

Both Atkinson and Cheatham wanted the victim out of the picture so they could be together, officials say.

Ashley was killed in the middle of a Montgomery, Ala. neighborhood.

According to a CNN affiliate, 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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