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Marines Accused in Car Shop Killing



    Marines Accused in Car Shop Killing
    Chris Nichols/North County Times
    Police arrested two Camp Pendleton Marines in the slaying of Charles Williams, who police say owned the Classic and Luxury Street Concepts shop in Oceanside.

    Two Camp Pendleton Based Marines are in Vista Detention Facility, after being accused of murdering an Oceanside businessman.

    Oceanside police said on Sunday, a friend of 23-year old Charles Evan Williams found his body lying in a pool of blood.  Williams'  body was in an office at his car customizing business "Classic And Luxury Street Concepts."

     "Evidence from the victim's body suggested a homicide, he was stabbed,"said Sgt. Kelan Poorman.

    Detectives said Rafael Ramey,20, and Xavier Adams,19, are the ones who murdered Williams and stole his Cadillac.

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    According to police, Ramey had taken his car to Williams for some work and Ramey was angry about how long it was taking to complete  the service.

    Investigators said Adams had gone with Ramey to confront Williams when they argued and Williams ended up with fatal stab wounds.

    Detectives got help from a witness who allegedly saw the two suspects driving around in Williams' customized Cadillac.

    At that point, police were able to determine that Adams and Ramey were both Camp Pendleton-based Marines.

    Adams is a lance corporal assigned as an administrative clerk at Camp Pendleton, the North County Times reported. Ramey is assigned with the Marine Logistics Group, but other information, including his rank, was not immediately not available, according to the news website.

    The two men were arrested at a Fallbrook apartment complex early Monday morning.  The stolen car was also recovered at that complex.

    Adams and Ramey both face first degree murder charges and will be arraigned on Wednesday.