Jeffrey Todd Hammons and Todd Alan Thornton

Two Marine corporals at Camp Pendleton were convicted of murder in the death of a transvestite prostitute in 1992 in what Oceanside police believe may have been a sexual encounter gone awry. Jeffrey Todd Hammons, 24, and Todd Alan Thornton, 25, were held in County Jail in Vista in connection with the shooting death of Carlos Santiago, 25, who was among five transvestites or transsexuals slain in San Diego County in 1990.  Hammons is still serving his sentence.

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