Details have emerged of what prosecutors believe happened when a Marine from Karlstad was shot and killed earlier this year.

It was all a joke, with tragic consequences. That is what prosecutors say led to the death of 20-year-old Marine Lance Corporal Riley Kuznia at the Marine Barracks in Washington D-C in January. During a preliminary hearing prosecutors said Lance Corporal Andrew Johnson failed to properly unload his pistol after his guard shift…then aimed the weapon at Kuznia and pulled the trigger as a joke, forgetting that the fatal round remained in the chamber. Johnson now faces charges of un-premeditated murder…A military Judge will rule on whether the evidence is strong enough to bring the case to trial.