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UPDATE: Erin Corwin: Former Marine pleads not guilty in death of Erin Corwin

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UPDATE:  A former Marine has pleaded not guilty to killing the pregnant wife of another Marine.
Twenty-four-old Christopher Lee entered the plea Tuesday to first-degree murder with a special allegation of lying in wait.
Lee was arrested after the body of 19-year-old Erin Corwin was found down a 100-foot mine shaft in the Mojave Desert.
Prosecutors say that Corwin and the married Lee were lovers. Her husband, Cpl. Jonathan Corwin, and Lee were both stationed at the Twenty Nine Palms Marine Base.  
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AMY TAXIN
Associated Press
   
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a former Marine charged with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft had been looking into how to dispose of a human body.
   
A San Bernardino County sheriff's investigator says in court paperwork filed Tuesday that 24-year-old Christopher Lee admitted conducting Internet searches on human body disposal.
   
The investigator also says .22-caliber fired casings and rebar were recovered with the body of 19-year-old Erin Corwin and the head stamp from the casings matched those on casings found in Lee's vehicle and residence.
   
Lee was arrested Sunday in Anchorage, Alaska, a day after Corwin's body was found.
   
Corwin, a married woman who used to be Lee's neighbor, went missing in June.

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AMY TAXIN
Associated Press
   
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - The body of the missing, pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine has been found deep in an abandoned mine shaft in Southern California, where her husband had been stationed.
   
San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said Monday that the remains of 20-year-old Erin Corwin were found Saturday and were identified by dental records Sunday.
   
Her alleged lover and former neighbor, 24-year-old Christopher Brandon Lee, was arrested at 9 p.m. Sunday at a traffic stop in Anchorage, Alaska, on an extradition warrant out of California.

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BRIAN MELLEY
Associated Press
    
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The alleged lover of the pregnant missing wife of a U.S. Marine based in Southern California has been arrested in Alaska on a federal warrant.
    
Cynthia Kott, a booking clerk at the Anchorage Correctional Complex, said Monday that Cpl. Christopher Brandon Lee was arrested at 10 p.m. Sunday. A law enforcement official who was not authorized to speak before a noon news conference and requested anonymity said the arrest was in the killing of 20-year-old Erin Corwin.
    
Court papers show Lee was the lover of Corwin, who disappeared June 28 after leaving her Twentynine Palms home.
    
Corwin had planned to meet Lee for a hunting trip. Marine Cpl. Jonathan Corwin reported his wife missing the next day.
    
An affidavit says the investigation was focused on Lee.

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