LAGUNA HILLS – A 26-year-old U.S. Marine was arrested Friday on suspicion of fatally shooting his estranged wife the day before at her apartment, just a week after she had successfully sought a restraining order against him, authorities and court records show.

The woman’s name was not released pending notification to the famliy.

Jerel Boykins was detained by federal authorities at Camp Pendleton shortly after sheriff’s deputies performed a welfare check around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, and found the 23-year-old woman dead at her Laguna Hills apartment in the 25000 block of Via Lomas, sheriff’s spokeswoman Jaimee Blashaw said.
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