A Marine Corps reservist has been charged with murder in the death of an Emerson College student who succumbed to brain damage sustained during a fight in Boston last year, military officials said.
Lance Cpl. Samuel Boris London is also facing military charges of manslaughter, assault and battery and wrongful use of a controlled substance in the October 2019 death of Daniel Hollis, a 19-year-old sophomore who died at a hospital four days after the beating, the Boston Globe reported.
Police found a bloodied Hollis unconscious with severe head trauma in the city’s Allston section on Sept. 28, 2019. London, who was visiting Boston while on pre-deployment leave, was allegedly linked to the altercation, but a Massachusetts grand jury in February declined to issue indictments in the case, the newspaper reported.
Hollis, a marketing communications major set to graduate in 2022, died from blunt force head injuries, a coroner found.
Relatives said they believe Hollis struck his head on